Convicted pedophile and former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has applied for a permission to leave jail so he could file an appeal against his 35-year sentence for a string of child sex offenses.
As BBC reports, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that an application was lodged on January 21. Watkins was sentenced last month alongside two women, the mothers of babies he abused known only as Woman A and Woman B. They were jailed for 14 and 17 years respectively for allowing Watkins to perform deviant acts, as well as taking part in the abuse.
The singer's ex-girlfriend Joanna Mjadzelic told Mirror that Watkins still likely believes he is the victim in the entire situation, describing his decision to appeal as "shameless."
"I think in his mind he may think it is some sort of injustice because the two women in the case got shorter sentences than he did," Mjadzelic said. "This is just shameless, it just shows that Ian really isn't ashamed of a what he has done at all."
According to the same source, Ian was already relocated from the notorious Wakefield prison, a home to some of Britain's most disturbing criminals known as the Monster Mansion. The singer is now serving his sentence in the Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire so he can be closer to his mother.
"Watkins could not take it in Wakefield and was quickly moved down to Long Lartin so he could be near his mum," an unnamed insider said. "I can't believe they would pander to a sick pervert like that - he is nothing but a pathetic mummy's boy but he won't have life any easier at Long Lartin with some of the evil characters in there. Although I'm sure he'll fit right in."
Following his sentencing, Watkins described the entire matter as "mega lolz" to a female fan. "I'm going to put out a statement on the 18th just to say it was mega lolz," he said. "I do not know what everybody is getting so freaked out about."
The vocalist's comment additionally inspired a certain fan to have Watkins' face tattooed on his leg along with words "mega lolz."
The pedophile finally said he will go down in history as a "rock god," but will likely never make it out of prison alive. "Whatever happens to me I'll go down in history as a rock god to my fans," he noted. "I'll live on for them through my music. I know I am a marked man and that scares the s--t out of me. If someone does get me inside they'll become a star just like me."
More details on Watkins' disturbing crime here.