According to the BBC News, singer Ian Watkins of the Welsh rock band LOSTPROPHETS has pleaded guilty to 13 sexual offenses, including two of attempting to rape a baby. The 36-year-old musician admitted 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. He will be sentenced on December 18.
Prosecuting barrister Chris Clee QC told Cardiff Crown Court earlier today: “Ian Watkins was the lead singer in a successful band called the LOSTPROPHETS.
“He accepts he was a determined and committed pedophile.”
Watkins’ two female co-defendants also admitted a string of sex abuse charges against their own children. Clee said: “Both women sexually abused their own children and made them available to Watkins for him to abuse.”
Watkins allegedly sent a text to one of the women saying: “If you belong to me, so does your baby.”
Watkins initially claimed he was the “victim of a malicious campaign” against him, telling police during interviews he was being stalked by “a crazed fan” and other people had access to his computers.
The following details about the charges against Watkins have been revealed:
* A laptop seized from Watkins’ home in Pontypridd was password protected but was later sent to GCHQ to be cracked. The password was later discovered to be “Ifuckkids.”
* In a 45-minute webcam chat downloaded by detectives, Watkins and one of the two women charged discuss making the baby have sex with animals and take drugs.