Ian Watkins of Lostprophets has officially pleased guilty to child sex offenses that include attempted rape of a baby. Read a report from BBC below:
“Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to a series of child sex offences including attempted rape of a baby.
He had previously “furiously denied” the allegations.
The 36-year-old from Pontypridd had been due to stand trial at Cardiff Crown Court alongside two women.
Watkins pleaded guilty to attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13 but not guilty to rape. This was accepted by the prosecution.”
Wales Online reported live from the Court:
“Ian Watkins has pleaded guilty to 13 sex offences – including two of attempting to rape a baby”
“His two female co-defendants also admitted a string of sex abuse charges against their own children.”
“He also pleaded guilty to two counts of taking indecent photographs of children dating back to 2007 and 2008.”
“The court has been hearing how Watkins recorded the attempted rape of a very young child in a hotel room in Shepherds Bush, London, in April 2012. He also filmed himself abusing the child alongside the child’s mother inside a hotel where the band were staying.”
Watkins message to child's mother talked of wanting "to cross the line".
mother "a summer of incest and child porn"
watkins "hell yes baby"
— Rupert Evelyn (@rupertevelyn) November 26, 2013