News Flash: Lost Prophets Singer Ian Watkins Pleads Guilty
According to the BBC Website…
Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to a series of “depraved” 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.
Det C/I Peter Doyle of South Wales Police said: “This investigation has uncovered the most shocking and harrowing child abuse evidence I’ve ever seen.” He added that the police will now “work tirelessly” to discover whether Watkins had any further victims.
Watkins two female co-defendants also admitted a string of sex abuse charges against their own children.
The Crown Prosecution Service said it was “sexual exploitation at its worst”.
Mr Clee said of the two female defendants: “Both, by their pleas, admitted they have sexually abused their own children at the behest of Ian Watkins.
Watkins, will be sentenced on December 18 2013.