Man jailed for accusing Louis Walsh of sex assault

A dance teacher has been sentenced to six months in prison for falsely accusing X Factor judge of groping him.

Man jailed for accusing Louis Walsh of sex assault
26 January 2012

A man who falsely accused X Factor judge Louis Walsh of sexually assaulting him has been jailed.

Leonard Watter, a dance teacher from Navan, Co Meath, in Ireland, was sentenced to six months in prison over allegations that the pop music mogul groped him in Dublin nightclub Krystle last April.

The 24 year old pleaded guilty to making two false reports to Irish police and apologised publicly to Mr Walsh at the Irish capital's District Court, the Telegraph reported.

District Court Judge Dermot Dempsey said: 'The public must be protected from this type of untrue, unfounded allegations. He put the injured party through a lot of pain and anguish.'

Last July, Walsh admitted that he considered suicide following the claims, insisting that the ordeal has affected his personality forever.

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