Ian Watkins' Appeal to Shorten Prison Term Is Rejected

artist: Lostprophets date: 07/23/2014 category: music news

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Ian Watkins' Appeal to Shorten Prison Term Is Rejected
Former Lostprophets frontman has had his appeal to shorten his prison sentence for a string of child sex offences rejected, Gigwise reports.

Watkins was sentenced to 35 years in prison in December 2013, after he admitted charges of attempting to rape a baby, as well as the sexual assault of a child under 13. He also admitted three counts of sexual assault involving children and six involving taking, making and possessing indecent images of children and one of possessing an extreme pornographic image involving a sex act on an animal. He was convicted alongside two women who were involved in him attempting to abuse their infant children.

Now, Huffington Post reports that three appeal court judges sitting in Cardiff have heard his appeal to have his prison sentence cut - and found that he has "no grounds for appeal."

Another woman who was sentenced in connection with the crimes will also have her appeal heard today.

His former bandmates have since moved on to form new group No Devotion - not only slamming Watkins as a "f--king c--t" for his crimes, but also vowing to never play Lostprophets songs ever again.
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