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Former Judas Priest drummer jailed for attempted rape of teen


The former drummer for heavy metal band Judas Priest was jailed Friday for eight years for the attempted rape of a teenager while giving him drum lessons.

David Holland was convicted last month of one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault on the 17-year-old youth, who has learning difficulties, at the drummer's rural English home in 2002.

Sentencing Holland in Northampton Crown Court, Judge Charles Wide said the drummer had planned the abuse and must never again be allowed to work with children.

Originally published February 13, 2004, 12:38 PM EST

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