Lostprophets Singer Admits to Attempted Baby Rape

36-year-old Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins plead guilty to 11 charges today, all sexual offenses, including two for attempted baby rape.

Watkins had been adamantly denying the charges, originally of which there were 24, but changed his plea before his trial at Cardiff Crown Court.

The charges included sexually touching a one-year-old and encouraging a fan to abuse her own child during a webcam chat.

Watkins also admitted possessing and making child porn as well as launching the plot to rape a baby.

He was originally charged with rape but insisted sex with the child did not take place during a drug-fueled binge he says he was on at the time.

Before his plea, key video evidence showing the abuse of his one-year-old was planned to be shown at his trial. Though there was some debate over what was actually contained in the footage.

“From the footage, there is an argument as to whether the full offence is made out,” he told judge Mr Justice Royce.

“If it is made out, it is minimal. There is so little difference between the full attempt and the attempt as to make no difference… We are prepared to accept the pleas as tendered.”

He also told the judge that the prosecution had in mind the effect on the jury of watching the explicit video footage.

This is terrible. Especially the part about the prosecution thinking the jury needed counseling after watching the footage. Though considering the debate over the footage, I wonder how much of that was out of true concern and how much of it was for show.

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10 years ago

Man is he gonna get raped in prison.