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Lostprophets' Ian Watkins admits sex offences including attempted rape of baby

 

 

Detectives will continue to investigate the rock singer Ian Watkins after he admitted a string of child abuse offences including the attempted rape of a baby.

 

Watkins, the 36-year-old lead singer and founding member of the now disbanded Lostprophets, faces a lengthy jail sentence, but officers fear he may have used his celebrity status to exploit more as yet unknown victims both in the UK and overseas.

 

Detectives in south Wales, where Watkins lived, have been working with other forces and agencies across Britain and have liaised with Interpol and the department for homeland security in the US, where Lostprophets toured extensively.

 

Watkins and two female fans in their 20s, who cannot be named, had been due to stand trial at Cardiff crown court for more than 20 offences, including allegations involving the women's children, a boy and a girl. He had vociferously denied the accusations and loyal fans had attended court to show their support.

 

But on Tuesday – after jurors had been warned they would have to examine some very disturbing images and arrangements had been made for them to receive counselling after the trial – Watkins and the women pleaded guilty to almost all the charges against them.

 

Watkins, whose former band has sold around 3.5m albums, admitted 13 offences over five years, including attempting to rape one of the children and conspiring to rape the other.

 

The court was told that the two women sexually abused their children at the behest of Watkins and were prepared to make the children available to him for sex. The prosecution said the attempted rape happened while Watkins was staying at a four-star hotel

in west London shortly after appearing on BBC Radio 1.

 

When police investigated Watkins, who is from Pontypridd, they found a secret disc. GCHQ experts helped them get access to the material on the disc, which featured videos of sexual abuse, including the attempted rape.

 

Watkins, a user of crack cocaine and crystal meth, maintained he could not remember the incident but the court was told this could have been because he was high on drugs. It emerged he had also discussed forcing his victims to take drugs – and one of them was found to have been exposed to crystal meth.

 

Christopher Clee QC, prosecuting, branded Watkins a "determined and committed paedophile". The court heard of one exchange in which a woman offered him a "summer of child porn". He replied: "Hell yes, baby."

 

Outside court, Catrin Evans, the head of the complex casework unit of the crown prosecution service in Wales, said: "The three defendants in this case have admitted very serious sexual offences committed against extremely young children, demonstrating sexual exploitation at its worst."

 

South Wales police – who have codenamed their investigation Operation Globe – said detectives had spoken to witnesses around the world and would continue to investigate Watkins in case there were other victims.

 

DCI Peter Doyle, of South Wales police, said: "This investigation has uncovered the most shocking and harrowing child abuse evidence I've ever seen. There is no doubt in my mind that Ian Watkins exploited his celebrity status in order to abuse young children. Today's outcome does not mark the end of our investigations and we will work tirelessly to identify any other victims."

The South Wales force has referred itself to the police watchdog the IPCC, which is examining if officers reacted quickly enough after four forces passed on information about Watkins before he was finally arrested. The inquiry is ongoing.

 

Co-founded by Watkins in Pontypridd in 1997, Lostprophets has released five albums. The other members of the band announced they were splitting up last month.

 

Fans offering their child to be raped?

 

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them news articles where you read the headline and swiftly exit the thread there

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So so f*cked. Fans and the rest of the band must be fuming.

 

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Funny how they're saying 'Welsh' and not British, because it's bad news.

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Smh.

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How can he have kept it from the rest of the band for all that time?

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How do you fail in the rape of a baby?

Do you actually wanna know though?

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How can a woman let her own child be abused? Sick fuckers in this world

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Its funny how you dont get any racial comments or connotations in this case

These whites always end up doing depraved shit to kids

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How do you fail in the rape of a baby?

Do you actually wanna know though?

Well, yeah.

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How do you fail in the rape of a baby?

Do you actually wanna know though?

Well, yeah.

 

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Attempted is probably the sting, which brought the charges.

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the comments in this thread are so fucked

 

had to neg a few

 

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dont even wanna discuss the article, too wrong. dont even know how to comprahend it

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6.15

 

them "over your head" lines deh......giphy.gif

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"A determined and committed Paedophile"

Is what I heard on the radio.

That's how ykno a man is full time in this ting.

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Its mad in my head i got this stereotype of old loner pervs who cant get gash but in reality u never know who could be a pedo

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"A determined and committed Paedophile"

Is what I heard on the radio.

That's how ykno a man is full time in this ting.

 

 

no days off

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There are no words. 

 

Fearne Cotton wasn't on the Radio this morning, she must feel sick.

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Tweeted Fearne Cotton asking how could she be with a man who fucks babies and did she have any idea.. she is yet to reply

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Always get the weirdos bussing jokes in these kinda threads.

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My FB was lit up about this last night. A few of my friends know him. It was an open secret that he liked youngish groupies and there were whispers about other stuff i.e the animal stuff he used to try and get girls he fucked into. Asking them how far they'd go to sleep with him. The vomit and shit stuff.

 

But trying to fuck a baby is beyond even the craziest things I've heard. Someone on my FB had said he'd told a friend that just having women and guys throw themselves at him was becoming boring to him. Well I guess we know all know what that led him too.

 

Animals and then kids.

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