The singer denied charges that he raped the 11-month-old child, but admitted to the two counts of attempted rape. So sick!
Watkins, 36, also admitted to sexually assaulting at least one child under the age of 13, aiding and abetting a female unnamed co-defendant to sexually assaulting a child under age 13, and conspiring to rape a child under the age of 13.
The musician was labeled a pedophile by a judge at the Cardiff Crown court in Wales during the hearing.
Ian Watkins reportedly recorded the attempted rape of a very young child in a hotel room in London in April 2012. He reportedly filmed himself abusing the child along with the child’s mother. The assumed mother, along with another unnamed woman, both admitted to sex abuse charges against children.
All three defendants face a total of 32 charges, according to the UK’s Daily Star news.
The Lostprophets singer also pleaded guilty to possessing at least one indecent photograph of a child between August and December of 2012. He pleaded guilty to two counts of taking indecent photographs of children dating back to 2007 and 2008. He has also been accused of distributing indecent images of children.
Back in June, the singer denied all charges against him at a plea hearing.
Lostprophets, the rock band formed in 1997, sold more than 3.5 million records before announcing their split in October after the shocking allegations against Watkins.
The band said in a statement, “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. Your love and support over the past 15 years has been tremendous, and we’ll be forever grateful for all you’ve given us.”
Watkins and the two female defendants will all be sentenced on December 18.
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