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Lostprophets Singer + Convicted Pedophile Stabbed In Prison

After being held hostage by fellow inmates in the UK prison where he’s currently serving a 29-year sentence on sex offenses involving young children, former Lostprophets lead singer and convicted pedophile, Ian Watkins has suffered multiple stab wounds.

Following the attack, the British musician was hospitalized with “not life-threatening” injuries. According to one report, on Saturday morning (8.05,) Watkins was taken hostage by three fellow prisoners that lead to a six-hour standoff with corrections officers during which time the singer was repeatedly stabbed and beaten.

According toThe Mirror, however, Watkins’ injuries were “life-threatening,” with a source telling the British tabloid, “There are fears he could die. If he survives, he’ll have been very lucky.”

In a statement about the incident, a prison spokesperson said “Police are investigating an incident which took place on Saturday at HMP Wakefield. We are unable to comment further while the police investigate.”

Watkins has thus far served 10 years of a 29-year prison sentence for a litany of sex offenses, including raping a child under the age of 13, conspiracy to rape a one-year-old baby girl, and possession of child pornography. It was also revealed during trial that the password to the encrypted files on Watkins’ computer was “I FUK KIDZ.”

Dubbed the “Monster Mansion,” as its inmates include serial killers, murderers and pedophiles, the former rock star is serving his sentence at England’s HMP Wakefield, one of the country’s most notorious prisons.

Prior to his imprisonment, Watkins was the frontman and lyricist of the Welsh alt-metal band Lostprophets, which scored four English Top 10 records, including 2012’s Weapons, released two months before Watkins’ June 2012 arrest. He was convicted and sentenced in December 2013.

In 2019, Watkins was given 10 additional months in prison after a mobile phone was found in his possession; he argued that he was forced by other prisoners to hold onto the phone. While fighting the charges, Watkins refrained from revealing which prisoners gave him the phone out of fear, saying he was locked up with “murderers, mass murderers, rapists, pedophiles, serial killers – the worst of the worst.”

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Author: Saul Goode

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