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CPS: Watkins 'a highly dangerous and manipulative individual'

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been sentenced to 35 years for child sex offences including the attempted rape of a baby.

Watkins, 36, from Pontypridd, pleaded guilty to 13 child sex offences at Cardiff Crown Court in November.

He will spend 29 years of his sentence in jail with the remaining six on licence.

Suzanne Thomas, Senior Crown Prosecutor at CPS Wales, said Watkins was the ringleader and the defendants conspired to commit "shocking crimes of abuse against young and defenceless victims".

  • 18 Dec 2013
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