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Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Offenses Including Attempted Rape Of Baby

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This is beyond horrible. It's evil.

The main singer of the successful band Lostprophets Ian Watkins has admitted to the bevy of child sex offenses he's facing including pleading guilty to the attempted rape of a baby.

The former musician was in Cardiff Crown Court in Wales on Tuesday, Nov. 26 when he plead guilty to all of the charges against him, including several attempts of rape charges, except a charge of rape which the prosecution accepted.

The charges included "three counts of sexual assault involving children and six involving taking, making or possessing indecent images of children and one of possessing an extreme pornographic image involving a sex act on an animal."

Watkins will be sentenced on December 18th.

A lot of the evidence against Watkins was found on his personal computer where he apparently filmed all of the abuse that took place at his hands, and were so graphic that they can't even be reported on.

The victims were the children of apparent fans of the singer who allowed their children to be abused by Watkins, and participated in forms of the abuse, as well. One of the victims was a 11-month old boy.

The two female co-defendants have been charged, as well.

The prosecutor of the case said:

"Both women sexually abused their own children and made them available to Watkins for him to abuse."

Here's what the prosecutor also said:

"Ian Watkins was the lead singer of a successful band, The Lostprophets. He also, by virtue of his plea, accepts he is a determined and committed pedophile. He has engaged in serious sexual offenses against two babies belonging to the female defendants in this case. Not only has he done so but he recorded and kept episodes of this abuse which were recovered by the police."

Here's what Peter Doyle of the South Wales police said:

"This investigation has uncovered the most shocking and harrowing child abuse evidence I have ever seen. There is no doubt in my mind that Ian Watkins exploited his celebrity status in order to abuse young children."

The Lostprophets, who have played together for fifteen years, disbanded back in October.

Here's what the band said in a statement:

"After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets."

We are still trying to wrap our heads around all of this information, but we are sending out our thoughts and prayers to the abuse victims.

We're so sorry their caretakers did the opposite of protecting them, and allowed such terrible monstrosities to happen.

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One comment to “Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Offenses Including Attempted Rape Of Baby”

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    I feel like four years of my life was a lie. I loved LostProphets, and Ian as well. He was my hero. His lyrics, the emotion I felt through their songs made me feel like there was a connection between us. Whenever times got tough I through on a LostProphets song. When I first heard of the accusations I could not, would not believe them. My hero Ian Watkins would never do something so vile. But now, hearing that it was all true. All the evidence against him, my heart breaks. I feel sorrow for the band members, whose lives have been changed because of one band mates inexcusable behavior and misuse of fame. To the victims who Thankfully are too young to remember this horrible acts against them, but were born into the arms of women who could treat them so horribly. After the truth of the case has come to light, I'm glad the band has closure. They can know hopefully close this tragic chapter in their lives and move on. Though I like many other fans I'm sure will not be able to listen to this music anymore. The lyrics, the emotions behind them are obviously not what we originally thought.