Yesterday, Ian Watkins was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court along with his two accomplices. The sentencing remarks of the trial judge have now been published.
The conviction of Ian Watkins - on his own admission - was reported here last month. The report of his sentencing and that of his two more than willing female accomplices was published yesterday, Wednesday.
It is fairly routine after the conviction of especially a sexual predator for the authorities including hardened police officers to allude to it as "the worst case I have ever seen". Sometimes judges make the same kind of remarks.
That has happened here, but sadly this one more than lives up to the hype. The sentencing remarks of the Honourable Mr Justice Royce have now been published. BE WARNED. This 13 page document is not easy reading. If you manage to read it even part way through you may wonder why Ian Watkins received a sentence of only 35 years.