Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Jailed In Sex Case

February 13, 2004

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer David Holland was jailed for eight years Friday (Feb. 13) for the attempted rape of a special needs teenager, according to the Times Online.

Holland was convicted of one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault on the 17-year-old boy at the star's rural Northamptonshire.

The youngster had visited Holland for drum lessons when the attacks took place between June and December 2002.

Sentencing Holland, Judge Charles Wide, QC, said: "(the teenager) was a boy with a very, very troubled past. You planned this abuse by grooming his parents and him through the careful construction of the opportunity to abuse and the common factors of detaching a boy from his parents by giving him cigarettes, alcohol and porn."

Holland, 55, of The Green, Stoke Bruerne, Northants, was convicted by a jury of seven women and five men at Northampton Crown Court on January 23 this year.

Judge Wide added: "You must never work with children again."

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