Ian Watkins has officially plead guilty.
The former Lostprophets singer has pleaded guilty to 13 sexual offenses, including two of attempting to rape a baby and even went so far as to admit that he was in fact a pedophile. Watkins’ co-defendants, two unnamed women, have also plead guilty to numerous sex abuse charges against children.
The singer’s lawyer, Sally O’Neill QC, claimed that her client could not remember the attempted rapes, but footage from the disgusting event had been found. Government security service GCHQ, managed to crack the password to Watkins’ cloud storage which housed the video from the attempted rapes.
Besides being one of the most disgusting acts, it comes as a big surprise that the videos had been recorded just a few hours after Watkins’ had appeared at a BBC Radio 1 show.
The musician also admitted to two counts of attempting to rape an 11-month-old baby, but denied two counts of raping the child. He also admitted to sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 and aiding and abetting a female co-defendant to sexually assault a child under the age of 13.
Adding more fuel to his already disgusting crimes, he also admitted to conspiracy to rape a child under the age of 13 and a charge of conspiring to sexually assault a child under the age of 13, all done by himself.
But that’s not where his list of offenses ends. Watkins also plead guilty to several charges related to possessing indecent photographs of children which stemmed from August and December of last year, and two counts of taking indecent photographs of children dating back to 2007 and 2008.
And we’re not even done with yet with the charges he plead guilty to. Watkins also admitted to possessing “extreme pornography” depicting a person engaged in a sex act with an animal.
When prosecution lawyer Christopher Clee, took the floor for his opening remarks, he said the following about Watkins, “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 offences 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” Clee added to his statement.
Watkins will be officially sentence on December 18.