Ian Watkins Guilty: Lostprophets Singer A ‘Determined Committed Pedophile’ Who Attempted To Rape Baby

Ian Watkins has pleaded guilty to ten child sex offences, including the attempted rape of a Lostprophets’ fan’s baby.

The 35-year-old singer with the Welsh band made a last minute plea-change and admitted to the sickening claims. Watkins however remarked that he couldn’t recall committing the “depraved acts” as he was a “heavy user” of crystal meth during the period when these atrocities were committed.

Watkins was described as a “determined and committed pedophile” by the judge, while two mothers, who were both fans of Lostprophets and were only referred to as Woman A and Woman B, also pleaded guilty to aiding the attacks that involved their young children.

Cardiff Crown Court heard that Watkins videoed himself committing various other horrific acts. He was identified because of his voice and the numerous tattoos that are plastered across his baby.

Watkins was arrested after his laptop was seized from his home, and it was found to contain various folders of extreme pornography. His computer’s password was also believed to have been a reference to child abuse.

After Watkins admitted to carrying out the crimes, Prosecuting QC Chris Clee provided details of his offences. “Ian Watkins was the lead singer of a successful band called the Lostprophets,” he stated, “He was also a determined and committed pedophile who engaged in serious sex offences involving two babies.”

Mr Clee then read aloud the contents of a number of text messages between Watkins and the two females which stated that Watkins wanted to “cross the line” and to “make him mine.”

It’s also believed that Watkins intended to blow crystal-meth into one of the children’s face if they met up in a Cardiff hotel. The court also heard that footage featuring Watkins and Woman A having sex, also showed the Welsh musician performing a sex act on the child.

After this incident, Watkins emailed the woman stating that they would not go “easy” on the child the next time that they came together.

Sally O’Neill QC, who defended Watkins in court, stated, “His position is still the same and he says he cannot remember the events depicted in the videos.”

Peter Doyle, the Detective Chief Inspector who oversaw the case, admitted that it was “the most shocking and harrowing child abuse evidence” he had ever seen. He then added, “There is no doubt in my mind that Ian Watkins exploited his celebrity status in order to abuse young children.” Watkins and the two female defendants will be charged in December.