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Monday 11 December 2017

Dance teacher who falsely claimed Louis Walsh groped him loses appeal

Sarah Stack, Press Association

AN unemployed dance teacher who falsely accused X Factor judge Louis Walsh of groping him in a nightclub has lost an appeal against his six month prison sentence.

Leonard Watters pleaded guilty to making two false reports to gardai that the pop music mogul sexually assaulted him in Dublin nightspot Krystle in April 2011.

Judge Katherine Delahunt told the 25-year-old she was increasing his sentence to 11 months, but suspended the last five on condition he co-operates with probation services and enters an alcohol rehabilitation programme.

Watters showed no emotion as he was taken away by prison guards from the Circuit Court in Dublin.

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