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Ian Watkins Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting Children

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Ian Watkins, the lead singer of the band Lostprophets, was sentenced for attempted rape of a baby.

Last month, the 36 year old pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault against children, as well as six counts for "taking, making or possessing" indecent images of children.

One of those charges pertained to the attempted rape of an 11-month-old baby boy. Apparently incriminating footage was shown in court.

Fortunately the two mothers of the children involved were also sentenced—to 14 and 17 years respectively.

The Cardiff Crown Court judge claimed he'd seen many heinous crimes during his years on the bench, but that this case "breaks new ground."

Though the singer remained silent during the court proceedings, he allegedly conversed with a fan prior to sentencing. He intended to release a statement claiming his actions were "mega lolz"—a bit of Lostprophets lingo—whatever that means. Is that some kind of sick joke?

"I do not know what everybody is getting so freaked out about," he reportedly said.

According to an article in Gawker, he got 29 years, plus another six years under "strict probation." Watkins isn't the only celebrity accused of abusing children, but he is one of the rare ones to be prosecuted.

Investigations will continue, involving Interpol, the U.S. Homeland Security and German police, to ascertain whether Watkins perpetrated further crimes in other countries.

What do you think of Watkins's sentence?