Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins Pleads Guilty

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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.

Lostprophets to Disband Following Singer’s Legal Woos

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After all the trouble that Lostprophets’ frontman, Ian Watkins got into earlier this year, it only seems like normal for the rest of the band members to call it a day.

Yesterday, it was confirmed by the Associated Press that the remaining five members of the Welsh group have decided that it was in their best interest to disband the group.

Back in December, Watkins was arrested and charged with more than 20 offenses including raping a baby, conspiring to sexually assault a child and making indecent images. To this day, Watkins denies any of the accusations even though he is scheduled to stand trial sometime this year.

In a statement released by the five other members, it says, “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.” The letter was signed by all member, except for Watkins.

The band formed back in 1997 and had several successful songs including “Wake Up (Make a Move)” and “Rooftops (a Liberation Transmission.” Their last album, Weapons, was released back in April 2012 and were on that year’s edition of the Vans Warped Tour.