Friday 23 February 2018

Paedophile rock star will keep royalties

Paedophile former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins
Paedophile former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins

Antony Stone

Paedophile rock star Ian Watkins, right, will continue to rake in thousands of pounds in performance royalties even as he spends years behind bars.

The depraved former Lostprophets frontman could pocket an estimated £100,000 (€118,000) in royalty cash generated since he was arrested and charged last year.

After Watkins is jailed at Cardiff Crown Court, south Wales, on Wednesday, a continued stream of cash for past work will ensure he remains a wealthy man.

His notoriety and renewed publicity when he is sentenced could even cause a cash generation spike as music sales and internet searches rise.

The 36-year-old, from Pontypridd, admitted two counts of attempted rape on the baby of one female fan on the eve of a trial in Cardiff last month.

Watkins also admitted conspiracy to rape the baby of another female fan, sexually touching a one-year-old and possessing and making child porn.

He also plotted sex abuse with the mothers of the babies in a series of text and internet messages.

Irish Independent

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