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Ian Watkins to appeal length of sentence

By | Published on Friday 24 January 2014

Ian Watkins

Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins is to appeal the length of his sentence for the attempted rape of a baby and other child abuse offences.

As previously reported, Watkins was sentenced to 29 years in prison, as well as another six on licence upon leaving prison, after he pleaded guilty to charges against him in December. Two women, whose children he abused, were also sentenced to fourteen and seventeen years respectively. The judge told Watkins that he had reached “new depths of depravity” and continued to pose a significant risk to children.

Nonetheless, Watkins thinks that his 35 year sentence is a bit much, and entered an application to appeal the sentence earlier this week, according to BBC News.