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Ian Watkins has pleaded guilty

Safe Link: Ian Watkins guilty of child sex offenses

by Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has pleaded guilty to numerous child sex offenses. Watkins’ trial for a large number of sex crimes was scheduled to begin this week, but having “furiously denied” the alleged offenses in the past, Watkins shocked the court by pleading guilty before the trial officially started.

Earlier today (Nov. 26), Watkins pleaded guilty to a total of 13 charges including two counts of attempted rape and a count of sexual assault of a child under 13. One of the children in question was less than a year old. Additionally, Watkins admitted to three counts of sexual assault involving children; six counts of taking, making and possessing indecent images of children; and one act of possessing an extreme pornographic image involving a sex act on an animal.

As details have been unveiled, the story has become increasingly disturbing. Two women were originally arrested along with Watkins for the alleged sex crimes, and according to BBC, prosecuting barrister Chris Clee revealed that “both women sexually abused their own children and made them available to Watkins for him to abuse.” Evidence of the abuse came through text messages sent from Watkins. One text reads, “If you belong to me, so does your baby.” Another says, “She needs to know Mummy and daddy don’t love her.” Watkins also planned to “teach” the babies how to take drugs including crack cocaine.

One of the women associated with Watkins admitted to the attempted rape of a baby and sexual assault charges along with taking and distributing an indecent photo of the child. The second woman admitted to charges of conspiring to rape a child, three sexual assault charges and four charges of taking, possessing or distributing indecent images.

Wales Online has been live-blogging the hearing where Watkins pleaded guilty. According to the source, Watkins recorded his attempted rapes on film. The footage was found in “cloud” storage belonging to Watkins after Government Communications Headquarters cracked the singer’s password. Watkins claims that he does not remember the attempted rapes which were recorded. Wales Online also reports that the court has heard details regarding that case that “are too graphic to be published.”

“This investigation has uncovered the most shocking and harrowing child abuse evidence I’ve ever seen,” DCI Peter Doyle of the South Wales Police stated in the hearing. “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 are scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 18.
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I'm sure this is enormous news on Pitchfork.com
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Never heard of the guy. Crazy shit though.
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Never heard of him, either. What a piece of shit.
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I had no idea who he is so I looked up some pics...and he looks like a complete douche.
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I loved the Lostprophets 10 years ago. Last Train Home was one of my favorite songs when I was in high school, but I can't listen to anything he's on anymore. It's absolutely disgusting a human being like this even exists. He needs to be taken out behind the courthouse and shot.
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I loved the Lostprophets 10 years ago. Last Train Home was one of my favorite songs when I was in high school, but I can't listen to anything he's on anymore. It's absolutely disgusting a human being like this even exists. He needs to be taken out behind the courthouse and shot.
I've never liked their music other than a couple of songs, but this guy clearly has talent. And what an absolute waste he's made of it, too. I don't understand people sometimes.
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This thread made me laugh. Not because of the seriousness of the disgusting crimes but because of the post about pitchfork covering it and then the next couple of post about no one knowing who he is. Sounds like an artist pitchfork would slobber all over.
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Oh no, not Ian Watkins!
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Any relation to Geraint Watkins?
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Disgusting - probably gonna toss out my lostprophets albums because I don't think I can listen to them again without thinking of this sick fuck.
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Disgusting - probably gonna toss out my lostprophets albums because I don't think I can listen to them again without thinking of this sick fuck.
Mine are going in the child molester section of my record collection right next to my Pete Townshend and Gary Glitter albums!
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Mine are going in the child molester section of my record collection right next to my Pete Townshend and Gary Glitter albums!
Alphabetically speaking, would those come before or after the Jerry Lee Lewis albums?
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You might as well put Jimmy Page on that list too.
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So he attempted to rape a baby?

Wake me when he actually does something edgy.
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Not Ian Watkins!? ANYONE but Ian Watkins!!! It can't be THE Ian Watkins, can it?!?!?
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This is a prime example of why I seldom listen to any bands that formed after 1984---I imagine this is fairly common behavior among new bands nowadays. That's what turns them on---gives them their kicks.

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