So this story cropped up originally like a year or so ago when the accusations were first made against Ian, but it has been dormant for a while now while the trial was getting set up.
Well after sitting there and denying the accusations for some time, Ian has apparently gone and plead GUILTY to all the charges, which includes one of the most disturbing charges I have ever seen with "two accounts of attempting to rape an 11-month old".
I am kind of surprised that he didn't try and at least fight the charges, not because I thought he was innocent, but because I would have expected a rock-star with some fame and likely some money to use both of those to their full-extent to try and fight the charges.
This is sad considering as how I am (obviously) a fan of the band. I may not be as into them as I once was (that isn't because of the situation though, but just because I went on to explore more and more music) but the band DOES hold a special place in my heart. They came around at the perfect time in my life when I was dealing with alot of shit as a teenager. I had latched onto the band during that time so they have left their mark in my life.
It really sucks to see a musician you had been a fan of turn out to be an absolutely DISGUSTING individual.
Not sure how many other people here were actually fans of the band, but I know this story had been fairly big considering the disgusting accusations that had been made (which it seems were disgustingly TRUE) so I figured I should make a topic about this update in the case.
For those wondering, the band had broken up in response to the accusations some months ago.
I guess it's time now for Ian to cry himself a river now that he has gone and ruined his life.
BTW, anyone else think it is interesting how his time in jail has turned him from being that pretty-boy rockstar to actually LOOKING like a disgusting child predator?