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    Hopefully it's a good judge who will give him the strictest sentence possible and not one of the ones who almost seem to sympathise with these perverts. I don't think he'll get off lightly, but he should never see the light of day again. Obviously he will though, unless someone does him in.

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    This makes my skin crawl. I hope all of them have a horrible ending. This is almost beyond belief.
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    Jesus Christ. Words fail me. Sorry it's so long and I don't think pics posted.

    Ian Watkins, Lostprophets singer pleads GUILTY to attempted rape of baby | Mail Online

    Female fans warned for nearly four years that Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins was obsessed with child porn... so why didn't the police act sooner?
    Ian Watkins, 36, admitted his guilt after last minute plea-change today
    Star says he couldn't recall 'depraved acts' because he took crystal meth
    Singer admitted he attempted to rape a 11-month-old child in April last year
    The boy's mother - Woman A - pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting attack
    Another mother - Woman B - allowed singer to plot raping her daughter
    GCHQ 'cracked' his laptop and found password was reference to child sex
    Watkins remanded in custody and all three will be sentenced in December
    By MARTIN ROBINSON and PAUL BENTLEY
    PUBLISHED: 14:31 GMT, 26 November 2013 | UPDATED: 23:11 GMT, 26 November 2013
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    Mug shot: Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins faces jail today after he admitted a series of sexual offences against babies
    The police faced serious questions last night over why they failed to act sooner to stop Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins after it emerged fans had warned for nearly four years that he was obsessed with child porn.
    From early 2010 horrified fans who had become friends with Watkins went online to beg for help after discovering vile images on his computer.
    Friends claim they called police to tell them the 36-year-old was a paedophile but officers did nothing, allowing him to go on to subject babies to the most horrific abuse.
    A disturbing child porn profile created in that time by Watkins was viewed by more than 40,000 people on the internet and yet appears never to have been monitored by authorities.
    In one post, written before his arrest, a fan wrote: ‘His on-off girlfriend reported him to police twice for being a paedophile.
    ‘He sent pornographic pictures of a little girl to a few girls telling them it was a five-year-old girl he’d raped. He also watches child porn constantly. Sick sick man.’
    Watkins allegedly boasted to obsessed female fans that he had HIV and was on a mission to pass it on to children.
    One fan added: ‘A girl found info on his computer on how to drug children. He told her he was thinking of giving kids drugs. He does need to be arrested before he infects anyone else.’
    Watkins was only stopped late last year after South Wales Police raided his home on a drugs tip and stumbled upon his hard drives containing images, videos and conversations about him attacking children.
    Yesterday police said he had taken vile pictures of children for as long as five years and may have many other victims across the world.
    In August 2010 one fan wrote online that he had been grooming underage girls online.


    Guilty: Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, in the dock at Cardiff Crown Court, today admitted a string of child sex offences
    Five months later, Watkins created a vile online profile, uploading 27 images of himself involved in depraved sex acts. The images were viewed more than 43,000 times.
    He had also openly subscribed to groups on the site which contained images of child abuse.
    Last night South Wales Police did not respond to questions about why they did not act sooner.
    They vowed, however, to keep investigating in case there are more victims.
    Watkins was described as a 'determined and committed paedophile' after he admitted attempting to rape a fan's 11-month-old baby son along with 10 other child sex offences.


    Prosecution: Cardiff Crown Court heard today that Watkins was 'a determined and committed paedophile engaged in serious sex offences involving of two babies'
    He changed his plea at the start of his trial but claimed he could not remember the 'depraved' abuse because he was high on crystal meth.
    The singer - a former boyfriend of BBC radio and television presenter Fearne Cotton - pleaded guilty to sex offences involving the babies of two women fans, who helped with the abuse.
    As Watkins faces a lengthy jail term:
    His distraught family described how online porn turned a ‘happy normal lad from the Valleys’ into a paedophile who ‘will be remembered like Jimmy Savile’.
    Shocking online profiles showed how the singer did not even try to hide his depravity, for years openly subscribing to child porn sites.
    Officers said there may be many more victims across the world.
    He pleaded guilty to attempting to rape the 11-month-old baby of a fan 'Woman A' and conspiring to rape the baby daughter of another fan 'Woman B'.
    The two fans, both in their twenties and from different parts of England, are also facing jail after admitting their role in the sex offences on their own children.
    Cardiff Crown Court heard Watkins was videoed committing the depraved acts and was 'clearly identifiable' because of his many tattoos and his voice.
    But Watkins claimed not to remember doing it because he was a 'heavy user' of class A drugs including Crystal Meth at the time.
    Watkins spoke only to enter his pleas as he admitted attempting to rape the baby.
    The singer, dressed in a three-piece dark blue suit, also admitted sexually assaulting the baby by touching him.
    A laptop seized from Watkins's home was password protected and was later sent to GCHQ to have it 'cracked.'
    Experts found the password was an obscene reference to child abuse and contained a cache of extreme pornography.
    After the star finally admitted what he had done, Prosecuting QC Chris Clee gave details of his sickening crimes.
    He said: 'Ian Watkins was the lead singer of a successful band called the Lostprophets.


    Criminal: Ian Watkins, 35, pictured with former girlfriend Fearne Cotton, faces jail after his guilty pleas. They pair are pictured together in London in 2008
    'He was also a determined and committed paedophile engaged in serious sex offences involving of two babies.'
    Mr Clee read aloud to the court a series of text and internet messages between Watkins and two female co-defendants.
    Watkins and Woman A swapped messages where the frontman spoke of his desire to 'make him mine' and to 'cross the line'.
    They also spoke of plans to blow crystal-meth smoke into the child's face at a secret meet up in a Cardiff hotel.
    And on March 23, Watkins sent the woman a message saying he wanted a 'summer of filthy child porn' and how he wanted to take things 'to the next level'.
    Mr Clee also gave details of a sickening 17-minute video involving Watkins and Woman A.
    Mr Clee said camcorder footage was shot in a London hotel room which showed Watkins perform a sex act on the child.
    Computer analysts found the footage uploaded to an online cloud storage facility.
    Mr Clee said that following this meeting, the pair exchanged emails about how they would not go 'easy' on the child next time.
    The prosecutor told the judge that both of his attempted rape admissions were accepted, despite Watkins facing rape charges.
    He acknowledged that there was an argument regarding what key video evidence seized from Watkins's laptop actually showed.
    'From the footage, there is an argument as to whether the full offence is made out,' he told judge Mr Justice Royce.
    'If it is made out, it is minimal. There is so little difference between the full attempt and the attempt as to make no difference.
    'We are prepared to accept the pleas as tendered.'
    He also told the judge that the prosecution had in mind the effect on the jury of watching the explicit video footage - at previous hearings discussed arranging counselling for jurors who might need it.


    Depraved: The rock star had denied the crimes but police realised it was him because of his distinctive tattoos and his voice


    Paedophile: Cardiff Crown Court heard Watkins was videoed committing the depraved acts and was 'clearly identifiable' because of his many tattoos and his voice
    As talk of sentence was discussed in court, a pale faced and grey haired Watkins began shaking in the dock.
    It emerged that he was filmed committing the sex acts on the baby boy the day after Lostprophets final album Weapons was released.
    Watkins appeared on BBC Radio 1 just hours before the incident in April last year.
    The baby's mother, Woman A, admits aiding and abetting the attempted rapes on her son.
    She also admits sexually touching the child and taking photographs, before sending them to Watkins.
    Watkins also admitted conspiring to rape and sexually touch the daughter of the second fan.
    He admits aiding and abetting Woman B to touch her daughter while he watched on Skype.
    An earlier court hearing was told police had 72 pages of conversations between the pair online talking about their sexual relationship.
    Woman B mentioned she had a daughter of a young age and Watkins said: 'Bring her along as well.'
    She said she was getting the child ready for their meeting together - and 'what they all will do together' when they meet up.
    The prosecution said the investigation led police to discover Woman B and Watkins had met once in a hotel in Cardiff.


    South Wales police DCI Peter Doyle (right ) and Catrin Evans (centre, front) from the CPS talk to the press outside Cardiff Crown Court


    Catrin Evans, head of the complex casework unit at the Crown Prosecution Service Wales, saidthe case demonstrated 'sexual exploitation' at its worst


    Scrum: Photographers take pictures through the windows of a van carrying the singer - who has been held in jail before his trial


    Star: Ian Watkins, with his mother Elaine. He claims that he was high on drugs so doesn't remember what he did


    Popular group: Watkins (left) formed Lostprophets (pictured) in 1997 with friends from the small former mining town of Pontypridd, and it made them millionaires
    WATKINS ABUSED UNDERAGE FANS AND FLEW ONE TO NEW YORK SO HE COULD 'TAKE HER VIRGINITY'


    Singer Ian Watkins filmed sex with an underage fan in a New York hotel, Cardiff Crown Court heard.
    The prosecution said a girl, 16, contacted Watkins saying she was a fan who was still a virgin and went on to agree to give her virginity to him.
    She then flew from Boston to New York and went to a hotel where he was staying, bringing with her a schoolgirl outfit he had asked her to dress in.
    The film shows them having sex and he asked her: 'Do you like being my underage slut.'
    Watkins, after being arrested, originally claimed that he was being stalked by a 'crazed fan.'
    'The suggestion being made by Ian Watkins was that he was the victim of a malicious campaign to label him a paedophile,'Chris Clee said.
    He also said that a laptop seized from Watkins's home was password protected and was later sent to GCHQ to have it 'cracked.
    She admits sexual assault after touching the child, she also admits taking an indecent photograph of the child before distributing them.
    Watkins also admitted three counts of possessing indecent photographs of children when he appeared at Cardiff Crown Court.
    Some of the content was found on internet storage websites CrashPlan and iCloud which Watkins used to keep his data while touring around the world.
    Watkins is also accused of taking indecent photographs of a child dating back to 2007 - 10 months after Lostprophets released the biggest selling song Rooftops.
    The song got to number 8 in the UK charts - making it their most successful single alongside 2004's Last Train Home.
    Watkins, of Pontypridd, South Wales, also admits taking indecent photographs in 2008.
    The singer, who has sold more than 3.5million albums with the Lostprophets, had denied all allegations and claimed he was a victim of a 'conspiracy to frame him'.
    But Watkins, who waved at a group of young people in the public gallery, changed his plea on the day his trial was due to start.
    Sally O'Neill QC, defending, said: 'His position is still the same and he says he cannot remember the events depicted in the videos.'
    Watkins argue that it was possible the videos may have been electronically altered. But he dropped his defence after legal argument.
    Miss O'Neill said: 'He has had expert advice from computer experts and because of this he is now in a position to change his plea.'
    Watkins and the women will be sentenced on December 18 at the same court.
    Paedophile Watkins' child sex crimes leave fans around the world in shock
    Disgraced rock singer Ian Watkins' fall from grace has been as sudden as it has been shocking for his fans and bandmates.
    Lostprophets burst onto the scene in 2000 with their highly-acclaimed debut album TheFakeSoundofProgress.
    Despite the LP being put together on a modest budget and issued by a small independent label, its nu-metal stylings, catchy chorus and Watkins's poppy vocals made Lostprophets stand out among their peers.


    Disgraced: Ian Watkins sold millions of records as lead singer of Lostprophets but his crimes have shocked the band and his fans
    And following rave reviews, the Welsh rockers' fanbase continued to expand.
    This in turn saw them snapped up by influential management company QPrime - whose roster included rock heavyweights such as Metallica and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
    A major label deal soon followed and saw the band's second album Start Something become a commercial success in 2002 both at home in the UK and the US.
    Watkins' poster boy image and apparently clean-living lifestyle seemed to enhance their appeal further.
    In a number of early interviews, the rock singer was more than happy to talk up how he regularly shunned drink and drugs.
    And his self-crafted lothario image, which at one stage saw him date TV presenter Fearne Cotton, did no harm in helping propel Lostprophets into the mainstream.
    In 2006, their third album Liberation Transmission went to number one in the UK album charts - and the first single from the LP reached number eight.


    Relief: Members of Lostprophets have stayed largely quiet about Watkins (centre right) but bandmate Lee Gaze (centre left) tweeted his relief after the singer's guilty pleas today


    Upset: Thousands of people have taken to Twitter to express their disgust and anger at what Watkins has done, and also the impact this has has had on his innocent bandmates
    And although second single, A Town Called Hypocrisy reached the modest position of 23 - its promo video featuring Watkins as a kids TV presenter enjoyed regular airplay on music channels.
    However, cracks in Watkins's life soon started to appear - with rumours emerging of him being a sex-crazed drug addict who regularly conducted seedy online sex chats with young fans.
    Pictures also purporting to show Watkins engaging in a threesome with a transsexual emerged on the internet.
    When a journalist from a music magazine quizzed the graphic design graduate about the images he remained coy - and suggested he had faked the photographs as well as leaked them.
    Before his trial was aborted, Watkins used the same excuse of "it's been faked" when video footage of him showing him aroused and with a naked baby was found by police.
    Before changing his mind at the 11th hour, the singer had stuck to a "fanciful" claim that it was not him in the video - and someone had doctored the footage.
    But the prosecution said distinctive arm and neck tattoos proved the person in the video was him.


    Painful: Six weeks ago the remaining members of the Lostprophets said on Facebook they were heartbroken and had to split up
    Following 'expert advice' from his legal team, Watkins admitted it was him in the video - but claimed he was too high on drugs to remember exactly what happened.
    His chaotic lifestyle was beginning to show on what ended up being the Lostprophets' final tour with gig goers describing the singer's behaviour as bizarre.
    When news of him being charged by police broke, his bandmates spoke of their total shock.
    Their website was shut down, with a brief statement saying they were 'in a state of shock' and were 'learning about the details of the investigation along with you' and saying all future tour dates cancelled.
    And around a month before the trial was listed at Cardiff Crown Court, the remaining members of Lostprophets announced they had split up.
    In a statement, the group said: 'After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache we will no longer make or perform music as Lostprophets'. The post was signed by all members of the band except Watkins.
    The remaining members kept a dignified silence on the matter, despite receiving scores of abusive messages from internet trolls,
    But lead guitarist Gaze could not hide his relief on a social networking site when learning that Watkins had pleaded guilty.
    After re-tweeting a message about Watkins from an account called '@UKpaedosnamed', the six stringer wrote: 'That was over quick. Thank f***.
    'Thanks for the kind words. At least there is closure now.'

    Police: Rock singer committed 'most shocking' child abuse


    'The most shocking case I have ever seen': Police say rock star Watkins used his celebrity status to abuse children


    Fame and fortune: Police called it the most shocking child abuse case they had seen and believed Watkins used his celebrity status to abuse children
    The veteran police chief who headed the investigation into Ian Watkins's trail of sex abuse appealed today for other victims to come forward.
    Detective Chief Inspector Peter Doyle described the case as 'the most shocking and harrowing child abuse evidence I have ever seen'.
    And he vowed that the hunt to uncover other victims of the abuse would continue.
    'There is no doubt in my mind that Ian Watkins exploited his celebrity status in order to abuse young children,' he said.
    'Today's outcome ensures that the three people responsible have been brought to justice.
    'The safeguarding of children has been the primary objective for the investigation team and the outcome of this investigation has been achieved through a multi-agency approach at an international level.'
    He added: 'Two very young children have been removed from this abuse and given a future that would otherwise have been denied them.
    'The investigation has been extremely complex and challenging with key information and evidence being identified from witnesses worldwide.
    'A significant amount of electronic data has been retrieved from computers and web based storage which has provided crucial evidence to support the case.
    'South Wales Police has worked in partnership with Interpol, other police forces, National Crime Agency's CEOP command, local authorities in England and Wales, the Department of Homeland Security in the USA and the NSPCC.
    'Today's outcome does not mark the end of our investigations and we will work tirelessly to identify any other victims or witnesses and seek the justice they deserve.
    'Above all this investigation has been focussed on the protection of children and my thoughts today are with those victims'.
    Catrin Evans, Head of Complex Casework Unit for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales, added: 'The three defendants in this case have admitted very serious sexual offences committed against extremely young children, demonstrating sexual exploitation at its worst'.
    Anyone affected by this case or other cases of child abuse can contact South Wales Police on 029 20634184 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.
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    What kind of evil fucking bitch allows this sick motherfucker to perform oral sex on her BABY? These fucked up people need to die a horrible death. Holy fuck I'm just sick over this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky road View Post
    His distraught family described how online porn turned a ‘happy normal lad from the Valleys’ into a paedophile who ‘will be remembered like Jimmy Savile’.
    No, online porn does not turn you into a peadophile. If you are a paedophile, you'll seek out online child pornography.
    This sick fuck and the mothers of the babies need to be locked up for life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idunno View Post
    No, online porn does not turn you into a peadophile. If you are a paedophile, you'll seek out online child pornography.
    This sick fuck and the mothers of the babies need to be locked up for life.
    If his family really said that, then they're wrong and obviously in the dark about his past abuse. You don't happen across some child porn (which by the way is not easy to do) and then accidentally find you like masturbating to it. Profoundly sick people are into it.

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    Peaches Geldof faces criminal probe after tweeting names of mothers who helped Lostprophets paedophile abuse their babies

    • Celebrity named the 'sick, horrible women' online in now-deleted rant
    • Attorney General's Office aware of tweets and says case 'is a police matter'
    • South Wales Police say they're in discussions with prosecutors over tweets
    • Watkins, 36, attempted to rape a 11-month-old baby in April last year
    • The boy's mother - Woman A - pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting attack
    • Another mother - Woman B - allowed singer to plot raping her daughter
    • By naming mothers the victims can be identified, which is illegal in Britain



    Peaches Geldof is being investigated by police after she named two 'sick, horrible' mothers who allowed their babies to be abused by disgraced rock star Ian Watkins.

    The daughter of Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof posted the identities of two women involved in the case on Twitter - but has since removed them.

    Lostprophets singer Watkins was branded a 'determined and committed paedophile' after he pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a string of sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby.

    South Wales Police, who brought the case against the rock star, has said this afternoon it is in talks with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) over Geldof's tweets.

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    In trouble: Peaches Geldof could face a police investigation after she tweeted the names of women who helped Ian Watkins abuse their babies




    Rant: The celebrity's series of tweets have been deleted, but this grab shows how she ranted about the 'sick, horrible women'




    Prolific: In a less contentious tweet, Miss Geldof also commented on a magazine feature where she says Watkins was compared to the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


    The 36-year-old, from Pontypridd, south Wales, plotted the abuse with two mothers in a series of text and internet messages.



    Paedophile: Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins faces jail after he admitted a series of sexual offences against babies



    Geldof, 24, who has more than 160,000 followers on Twitter, has worked as a journalist, writing columns for The Daily Telegraph, Elle Girl and articles for The Guardian.

    South Wales Police detective chief inspector Peter Doyle said 'appropriate action would be taken', which could lead to Geldof, 24, being prosecuted for contempt of court.

    'We are aware that the names of Ian Watkins' co defendants have been published on social media channels,' he said.

    'Clearly, there is strong public feeling about this case and many people are using social media forums to talk about the issues involved.

    'We are currently in consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service regarding the matter and will take action if appropriate.

    'Our primary objective as an organisation remains the safeguarding of vulnerable people and children.

    'Victims of sexual abuse have a right to anonymity in order to protect their future welfare and we urge those discussing the issues raised online to be careful about using information that identifies victims in cases like this.'

    The Attorney General's Office has now warned that sex offence victims have automatic lifetime anonymity and publishing details that can lead to their identification is a criminal offence.

    A spokeswoman for the Attorney General's Office said: 'We understand that the names of the co-defendants in the Ian Watkins case were posted online but have now been removed.

    'As has been previously reported, the co-defendants were the mothers of the victims.

    'Victims of sexual offences have automatic lifetime anonymity and the publication of names or information which can lead to their being identified is a criminal offence. This is a police matter.'

    Warning: The Attorney General's office has now tweeted to say that tweeting the names of women could be a criminal offence


    Watkins, 36, from Pontypridd, South Wales, pleaded guilty to offences he had previously denied in a last-minute change of plea ahead of what would have been his trial at Cardiff Crown Court.

    The charges included sexually touching a one-year-old and encouraging a crazed groupie to abuse her own child during a sordid webcam chat.

    Watkins also admitted possessing and making child porn as well as launching the plot to rape a baby.


    Disgraced: Ian Watkins sold millions of records as lead singer of Lostprophets but his crimes have shocked the band and his fans




    Today the former prostitute girlfriend of Watkins said he 'would have sex with anyone' and
    abused hundreds of young fans before also trying to abuse their children.

    Joanne Majic, 38, says she first went to the police in 2008 when he said his sexual fantasy was to abuse children, but claims she was ignored.

    Watkins, a former boyfriend of BBC presenter Fearne Cotton and model Alexa Chung, also admitted to her he used his Lostprophets fame to turn young girls into ‘Superfans’ willing to allow him to abuse their children.

    'I've always said to the police, there's hundreds of victims out there and you're never going to find them because the mothers are in on it,' Miss Majic said.
    'Ian would have sex with anyone. He was just incredibly perverted and his appetites just got darker and darker.'
    Police: Rock singer committed 'most shocking' child abuse





    Depraved: The rock star had denied the crimes but police realised it was him because of his distinctive tattoos and his voice

    Watkins admitted 13 charges of sex offences in total including attempting and conspiring to rape the babies of two of his fans.

    Criminal: Ian Watkins, 35, pictured with former girlfriend Fearne Cotton, faces jail after his guilty pleas. They pair are pictured together in London in 2008

    Over the past five years he became increasingly obsessed with online child porn before beginning to act on his sick fantasies.

    Using the Skype online chat programme, he convinced one female fan to abuse her baby daughter on camera for his pleasure. The pair discussed making the child have sex with animals and take drugs.

    The child’s mother, a 24-year-old who identifies herself as a ‘vampire freak goth’, referred to her own child as his sex ‘toy’ and arranged to bring her to meet him at a hotel.

    Watkins also videoed himself trying to rape the baby son of another of his obsessed followers. Cardiff Crown Court heard the singer was ‘clearly identifiable’ in the 17-minute footage because of his voice and his distinctive tattoos.

    But Watkins claimed not to remember doing it because he was a ‘heavy user’ of Class A drugs including crystal meth at the time.

    After their meeting, the pair exchanged emails saying they would not go ‘easy’ on the child next time.

    In text messages sent to the 21-year-old woman he referred to her baby boy, saying he wanted to ‘make him mine’ and to ‘cross the line’.

    He wrote of his plans for a ‘summer of filthy child porn’ and said he wanted to take things ‘to the next level’ and blow crystal-meth smoke into the child’s face at a secret meet-up in a Cardiff hotel.
    In a text message to one of the women, he wrote: ‘If you belong to me, so does your baby.’

    The 21-year-old woman admitted six offences in total, including attempting to perform a sex act on her own child as well as aiding and abetting Watkins to try to have full sex with the child. She also pleaded guilty to sexually touching the youngster.

    The 24-year-old woman pleaded guilty to seven offences. They included sexual assault on her own child as well as conspiring to rape and sexually assault the child. She also admitted five offences involving taking, possessing and distributing indecent images of a child.

    Anyone who has been affected by this case can contact South Wales Police on 02920 634184 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.

    The dangers of Twitter and Facebook: How the courts have punished people for their online comments

    James Baines posted a picture purporting to be James Bulger's killer Jon Venables as an adult


    A Twitter user who posted pictures purporting to be of James Bulger's killer Jon Venables as an adult was yesterday given a 14-month suspended prison sentence.

    Security guard James Baines was handed the sentence, suspended for 15 months, at London's High Court for a flagrant contempt of court.

    Baines, who is from Liverpool and close to the Bulger family, will also have to pay 3,000 in costs.
    He admitted disobeying a January 2001 injunction binding on the whole world which prohibits the publication of any information alleging to identify the appearance, whereabouts, movements or new identities of Venables or Robert Thompson, who were convicted of the two-year-old’s murder in November 1993.

    One image showed Venables in a school photograph as a child while below and alongside were different images of an adult male.

    They were accompanied by the tweet: 'Its on bbc news about the jon venables pic on twitter saying its been removed eerrm no it hasn't.'
    It was the first time the Attorney General had brought contempt proceedings involving the use of social media; however, a number of high-profile cases have seen people fined for breaking the law on Twitter or Facebook.

    Nine people have been ordered to pay compensation to the woman raped by footballer Ched Evans for naming her online.

    Last month Speaker’s wife Sally Bercow issued a grovelling apology to Tory peer Lord McAlpine after libelling him on Twitter at the High Court to draw a line under her comments on Twitter.







    Payout: Commons speaker's wife Sally Bercow, left, has paid 15,000 in damages to Lord McAlpine, right, after she posted a defamatory tweet wrongly implicating him in a child sex scandal




    The 43-year-old agreed to pay 15,000 in damages, which will be donated to the Chelsea Pensioners, and has been left with a six-figure legal bill.

    The libel arose following a BBC Newsnight programme last November over the abuse of young boys at care homes in Wales. It alleged that ‘a leading Conservative politician from the Thatcher years’ had been involved.

    As speculation raged over his identity, Mrs Bercow posted on Twitter: ‘Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *Innocent face*’

    The allegation was without foundation and Lord McAlpine announced that he would pursue those who libelled him. The peer agreed a 185,000 settlement with the BBC and 125,000 with ITV.



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    He dated Fearne Cotton? Omg, I wonder how she is feeling about all this after just becoming a mother. This entire thing is so horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yowzers View Post
    He dated Fearne Cotton? Omg, I wonder how she is feeling about all this after just becoming a mother. This entire thing is so horrible.
    He dated Alexa Chung too just before she dumped him in favour of Alex Turner.

    Obviously the case has been everywhere the past couple of days here in Wales and new details seem to be coming out all the time. I was reading earlier on that at first he tried to say someone was stalking him and the charges were false, then when a video emerged of him abusing one of the kids he claimed his image had been digitally manipulated into the footage. It was only when his lawyers told him that no jury in the world would believe that that he changed his plea to guilty but insisted he had been heavily using meth at the time which is what made him do what he did. His family are blaming the drugs for this too, seemingly forgetting that the abuse was talked about and discussed and planned in great detail months before it happened.

    I wouldn't be surprised if this has a Jimmy Saville effect, we may see more and more girls/boys coming forward. I really hope those poor babies are now in a safe, loving environment. I also hope that no other 'fans' offered their kids up to this fucking sicko but sadly I wouldn't be shocked if these kids weren't the only ones molested by the scumbag.
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    The protection of Thompson and Venales goes too far IMO, especially considering the recent child porn charges.
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    a January 2001 injunction binding on the whole world which prohibits the publication of any information alleging to identify the appearance, whereabouts, movements or new identities of Venables or Robert Thompson
    I don't think so.

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    I'm horrified that any parent or adult could hand over a child to such a perverse pos! Just makes my skin crawl!! We can only hope as more of these cases are brought to light these disgusting, vile predators can no longer hide behind their fame, $$ and celebrity and that their victims can seek justice or someone can do so on their behalf.

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    I literally almost threw up. My stomach is in knots. A one year old??? I can't even..... I don't have words.

    EDIT: I just read the full story KittyLady posted. I feel sick to my stomach, seriously.

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    I haven't seen it reported in the mainstream papers but on the Metro newspaper (free on buses and trains) they were reporting what his password to his computer was alleged to be. Highlight if you want to know as to be honest it's pretty sick. If**kkids

    I hope someone gets to this thing in prison and he suffers. A lot.
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    This is so vile it doesn't seem real. I had to skim a lot of it or else I'd vomit. Definitely skipping the password info. I never ceased to be amazed at how fucked up humans can be.

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