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British Lostprophets rocker Ian Watkins jailed 35 years for child abuse.

By April Neale Dec 19, 2013, 10:40 GMT

British Lostprophets rocker Ian Watkins jailed 35 years for child abuse.

British Lostprophets rocker Ian Watkins jailed 35 years for child abuse.

British Lostprophets rock star Ian Watkins was jailed 35 years for child abuse.

CNN reports that the lead singer of rock group Lostprophets was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years for a string of child sexual abuse deemed so horrific one investigator said it was the worst he had ever seen.

The charges include the attempted rape of a baby.

The singer will get 29 years behind bars according to Britain's Press Association news agency. Six years are on license, meaning he will remain under police supervision.

Judge Roger John Royce who oversaw the case said the case broke "new ground," according to Press Association.

"I am satisfied that you are a deeply corrupting influence, you are highly manipulative, you are a sexual predator, you are dangerous," Royce said. "The public and, in particular, young females need protection from you."

Two co-defendants identified only as Mother A and Mother B were sentenced to 14 years and 17 years, respectively.

Police are investigating whether Watkins committed similar crimes in Germany and the United States. "The investigation uncovered the most disturbing child abuse evidence I have seen in my 28 years as a police officer," Detective Chief Inspector Peter Doyle, senior investigating officer for South Wales Police, said in a statement.

"There are also investigations being conducted by other police forces around the world including Germany and the United States."



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