Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins Jokes His Child Sex Crimes Were ‘Mega Lolz’
Lostprophets singer and convicted pedophile Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to 13 sex crime counts on Nov. 26. He was handed a lengthy sentence Wednesday, but in the time span between his guilty plea and returning to court for sentencing, Watkins had two disgusting phone calls from prison, joking around about the many atrocities he committed against children.
Watkins has been given a 35-year sentence for two counts of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault of a child under 13, an additional three counts of sexual assault involving children; six counts of taking, making and possessing indecent images of children; and one act of possessing an extreme pornographic image involving a sex act on an animal. Two of Watkins' victims were infants and after the judge publicly named Watkins as a "corrupting influence," he gave the singer 29 years in prison with an additional six years on extended license (probation). Watkins will become eligible for parole after serving two-thirds of his sentence.
According to The Guardian, Watkins commented, "I'm going to put out a statement on the 18th just to say it was mega lolz," during a call with a woman named Samantha. "I do not know what everybody is getting so freaked out about. It was like either I go up there and say: 'Come on it was not that bad. Nobody got hurt,' or 'try to win them over with my charm and end up saying, 'I was off my head and do not remember anything.'"
In a second conversation with the woman, Watkins claimed that many of his sexually depraved online chats were simply "bulls--t chat that I did to shock when I was off my head."
The Guardian also posted that a total of 90 child abuse images and 22 beastiality images were found on Watkins' computers.
Various police forces are currently investigating further potential crimes committed by Watkins in both Germany and the U.S.