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06.06.2013

Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years over child sex offences

Watkins was sentenced cheap Canada Goose to 29 years in canada goose clearance sale prison canada goose coats with a further six years on licence, but he will be eligible for parole canada goose uk shop after serving two thirds of the prison term.

He also admitted conspiring to rape a child, three uk canada goose outlet counts Canada Goose online of sexual assault involving children, seven involving canadian goose jacket taking, making or possessing indecent images of children and one of possessing an Canada Goose Parka extreme pornographic image canada goose black friday sale involving a sex act on an animal.

During sentencing, Mr Justice Royce said: “Those who have appeared in these courts over many cheap canada goose uk years, see here, a large number of horrific cases,” he said.

Ian canada goose coats on sale 2018 Canada Goose Watkins has been given what is called an extended sentence. It is used for public protection in the case of offenders who Canada Goose Outlet are deemed particularly dangerous.

His total sentence is 35 years, 29 canada goose factory sale of which will be served in prison plus a Canada Goose Jackets six year period served in the community on licence. If he were to breach the terms of that licence, he could be immediately returned to prison.

He will have to serve two canada goose uk outlet thirds of the 29 year custodial part of his sentence before he can be considered for release by the Parole Board it does not mean he Canada Goose Online will be released at that point. At the time of release from prison, the six year extension on licence kicks in.

The legislation says the extension period is “of such length as the court considers necessary for the purpose of protecting members of the public from serious harm”.

“This case breaks new ground. Any decent person. will experience shock, revulsion and incredulity.”

He added it was a “classic buy canada goose jacket case that the canada goose store evidence was so overwhelming” there Canada Goose sale should not be credit given.

The judge said Watkins had a “corrupting influence”, and had shown a “complete lack of remorse”. He also said Watkins posed a significant risk to canadagooseoutlete the public in particular to women with young children.

He told Woman A: “What you were both doing is both sickening and incomprehensible” and said to Woman B that she did not regard her child as a human being.

Earlier on Wednesday, defending barrister Sally O’Neill QC said how Watkins “belatedly realised the gravity of what happened” and was “deeply, deeply sorry”.

She told the uk canada goose court how he had developed an “obsession” with filming himself having sex and had become addicted to drugs at the age of 30.

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Media captionSouth canada goose uk black friday Wales Police Det Ch Insp Peter Doyle said his officers were working with police in Germany and the US

She said Watkins had no memory of the crime involving Woman A and her son, where he admitted to the attempted rape of a baby.

“Because he had no memory he could not believe he had done that,” canada goose she said, adding he had now “confronted reality” over what he had done.

Watkins was on 15 minute suicide watch while on remand, the court heard.

Jonathan Fuller QC, defending for Woman A, said she felt genuine remorse and was devastated by what she had done.

Christine Laing QC, defending Woman B, said she was clearly Canada Goose Coats On Sale remorseful for her behaviour and the loss of her child was her punishment.

Meanwhile, South Wales Police are investigating whether Watkins also committed offences in Germany and America and the IPCC has confirmed it was investigating three police forces over the case.

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Media captionJoanne Mjedzelics says she repeatedly reported Watkins to police

Detective Chief Inspector buy canada goose jacket cheap Peter Doyle, senior investigating officer, said the sentences reflected the gravity of the crimes and the investigation canada goose clearance uncovered “the most disturbing child abuse evidence” he had seen in his 28 years as an officer.

“Today’s sentence does not mark the end of our investigations and we will work tirelessly to identify any other victims or witnesses and seek the justice they deserve.

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