Ian Watkins the former lead singer of Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to two counts of attempting to rape a baby.
I don’t normally swear but ‘what a sick f#@&!’
This afternoon Watkins, 36, lead singer with the Lostprophets, is facing jail after dramatically changing his plea at the start of trial on a string of sex charges.
The singer – a former boyfriend of BBC radio and television presenter Fearne Cotton – pleaded guilty to sex offences involving the babies of two women fans.
He pleaded guilty to attempting to rape the 11-month-old baby of a fan ‘Woman A’ and conspiring to rape the baby daughter of another fan ‘Woman B’.
The two fans, both in their twenties and from different parts of England, are also facing jail after admitting their role in the sex offences on their own children.
Paedophile: Cardiff Crown Court heard Watkins was videoed committing the depraved acts and was ‘clearly identifiable’ because of his many tattoos and his voice
Cardiff Crown Court heard Watkins was videoed committing the depraved acts and was ‘clearly identifiable’ because of his many tattoos and his voice.
But Watkins claimed not to remember doing it because he was a ‘heavy user’ of class A drugs including Crystal Meth at the time.
Watkins spoke only to enter his pleas as he admitted attempting to rape the baby.
The singer, dressed in a three-piece dark blue suit, also admitted sexually assaulting the baby by touching him.
He was filmed committing the sex acts on the baby the day after Lostprophets final album Weapons was released.