FORMER Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins is presently incarcerated for a slew of heinous child sex offenses.
In August 2023, while serving his term, the paedophile rockstar was stabbed in a prison attack and was brought to the hospital.
Who is Ian Watkins?
Ian Watkins was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, in 1977, and is the former frontman of the Welsh rock band the Lostprophets. He is presently serving a jail sentence for 13 child abuse offenses.
The filthy ex-rocker was sentenced to prison in 2013 after a dramatic trial for charges including attempted rape of a newborn.
At the start of the trial, he changed his plea to guilty and acknowledged to attempting to rape a fan’s baby and plotting to rape another infant.
The day after the publication of Lostprophets’ final album Weapons, Watkins recorded himself doing sex acts on a baby boy.
At Cardiff Crown Court, the monster claimed he couldn’t recall the heinous attacks because he was a “heavy user” of crystal meth at the time.
His two co-defendants, fans who were victims’ mothers, were sentenced to 14 and 17 years in jail, respectively.
How long will Ian Watkins spend in prison?
Watkins, as previously stated, was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013.
Watkins was denied the ability to appeal his 35-year sentence a year after being imprisoned.
Lord Justice Christopher Pitchford stated that his crimes were of “such shocking depravity” that the lengthy sentence was warranted.
He claimed that the initial trial judge accurately assessed the gravity of his offense and that the sentence was not “manifestly unjust.”
Watkins’ sentence was increased by ten months in 2019 after he was convicted of using a prohibited mobile phone in prison, which he used to connect with numbers of perverted female followers from his cell.
Did Ian Watkins get stabbed in prison?
Watkins was rushed to the hospital in August 2023 after being held prisoner by three other lags before being ”roughed up” and stabbed.
According to accounts, the siege at HMP Wakefield ended when a ”Tornado” team of specially trained riot officers threw stun grenades into the cell where Watkins was being kept.
According to one account, he was stabbed in the neck and was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary for life-saving treatment.
The heinous ex-rocker was believed to be in critical condition in a hospital.
An investigation is currently underway, with the hostage-takers reportedly detained.
A source said: “Watkins was attacked today by three pretty heavy-duty cons.
“They got hold of him on B-wing and dragged him into a cell where they roughed him up and barricaded themselves in.
“He was screaming and was obviously terrified and in fear of his life.
“They put the whole wing on lockdown and then sent in riot teams.
“Other prisoners heard three loud flash bangs which was when the officers got into the cell and threw grenades to stun the attackers and take them by surprise.
“It seems like the prison officers might have saved his life.
“Watkins is obviously unpopular because of who he is – and has been walking around with a huge target on his back.
“They got him on a Saturday, which is generally quieter with less staff on and it seems to have been planned.
“People heard that he was in a bad way when he came out but will probably survive.
“He was taken to Leeds and was still in hospital.”
A Prison Service spokesperson added: “Police are investigating an incident which took place on Saturday at HMP Wakefield.
“We are unable to comment further while the police investigate.”