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Ian Watkins ‘Lostprophets’ singer pleads Guilty to attempted baby rape and is sentenced to 35 years

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UPDATED: 12/18

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been sentenced to 35 years for a string of child sex offenses including the attempted rape of a baby.  Watkins pleaded guilty at Cardiff Crown Court last month to 13 child sex offenses. His two co-defendants, who are the mothers of children he abused, were jailed for 14 and 17 years.

Sentencing the three, Mr Justice Royce said the case broke “new ground” and “plunged into new depths of depravity”. Watkins was sentenced to 29 years in prison with a further six years on licence, but he will be eligible for parole after serving two thirds of the prison term. He was sentenced alongside the two mothers known as Woman A and Woman B who also pleaded guilty to child abuse charges. Woman A was jailed for 14 years and Woman B was sentenced to 17 years in prison. Watkins admitted the attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13 but pleaded not guilty to rape

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British singer Ian Watkins, former frontman of the band Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to the attempted rape of a baby, amongst a sleu of other charges. Watkins admitted to the attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13 years old, “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.”

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Alongside Watkins, two female co-defendants pleaded guilty to various sex offenses against their own children, the South Wales Evening Post reported. He also admitted to attempting to rape the 11-month-old baby boy of one of the co-defendants and conspiring to rape the baby girl of the other.

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According to the official police documents Watkins encouraged his co-defendants to abuse their own child during a webcam chat.

He made a last-minute change of plea before his trial started at Cardiff Crown Court in Wales, sparing the jury from seeing what the judge called “extremely graphic and distressing” video footage.


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Watkins is due to be sentenced in December.Lostprophets formed in 1997 and went on to sell 3.5 million albums over the group’s 15-year career. The group called it quits earlier this year after Watkins was charged.

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