Target: Ian Watkins, former frontman for Lostprophets
Goal: Condemn singer for vile acts of rape and sexual assault against children.
Ian Watkins, lead singer of the band Lostprophets, has garnered much respect and praise in the music world for creating chart-topping albums and putting on groundbreaking performances for nearly 15 years. But today the 36-year-old singer is making headlines not for album sales or concerts, but for multiple child sex offenses and attempted rapes.
Recently, Watkins was found guilty of depraved sexual acts against children as young as 11 months old. Two mothers came forward to protest that Watkins attempted to rape their babies, one an 11-month-old baby boy and the other a baby girl.
Among these harrowing acts are nearly three counts of sexual assault involving children younger than 13 years old. Watkins is also guilty of possessing indecent images of children and, to take it one step further, is even under fire for an extreme, pornographic image depicting him involved in a sex act with an animal.
Peter Doyle DCI, a Chief Inspector on the case, offered these words on the investigation: “This investigation has uncovered the most shocking and harrowing child abuse evidence I have ever seen…there is no doubt in my mind that Ian Watkins exploited his celebrity status in order to abuse young children.”
What’s worse is that Ian Watkins has been denying the shocking 24 charges against him, causing the trial to drag out for nearly a month.
By signing this petition you’ll condemn these corrupted perversions by Watkins, and urge the courts of South Wales to punish him accordingly.
To Ian Watkins,
Your acts of sexual assault against children and animals are not only sick but unforgivable. As a musician, I would expect you to use your gifts to empower and inspire. Instead, you used your celebrity to rape, harm and exploit young children and, for that, you should be absolutely ashamed of yourself.
Sure, being under the influence of drugs may have fueled your furor, but help is in abundance. You can turn to find help from rehabilitation centers, and even in the arms of your bandmates, on whom you’ve depended for nearly 15 years. To turn to such depravity as you have done is unfathomable, and I truly hope that you spend the rest of your life understanding how much you hurt not only the families, but the children who were victims of your heinous crimes.
You’ve upset the lives of many people because of your revolting nature and I hope the courts that try you have no mercy upon you.
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