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    Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:15:04

    Ian Watkins Changes Plea in Case and Admits Guilt - He had pleaded not guilty to tons of charges in disturbing pedophilia case

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    Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins, who was charged with unspeakable crimes and who has been in jail in his native Wales for the past year, has changed his not guilty plea. The singer has now pleaded guilty to 13 sex offenses, including two charges of attempting to rape a baby as of November 26.

    Watkins now says he cannot remember his actions, since he was high on crystal meth. Oh, so he blames the drugs.

    Wow. Just wow.

    The Welsh singer appeared in court in Cardiff, Wales on Tuesday (November 26) for the first day of his trial where he changed his previous not guilty pleas.

    He had previously and furiously denied the charges, but has changed his tune and admitted to his crimes, with the court saying that he is a "determined and committed pedophile." That's putting it lightly.

    Watkins has two female co-defendants, who cannot be named for legal reasons, since they allowed their children to be the victims of these crimes, and the identities of the victims need to be protected for their futures. The mothers –and we use that term loosely-- also changed their pleas and admitted a number of offenses.

    Watkins had been charged with 24 offenses involving child porn and bestiality porn.

    The worst part is that the two co-defendants are fans and mothers and allowed their children to be abused by Watkins. Disgusting. That's the only word for it. Those poor kids. We hope they receive the proper counseling in life. We also feel bad for the fans that rushed to his defense and claimed he was being set up. Clearly, he pulled the wool over a lot of people's eyes. He also videotaped things.

    Watkins has pleaded guilty to horrific offenses, such as conspiring to rape an infant, in addition to possessing indecent images, and plotting and committing these nefarious acts. We hope the punishment is commensurate with the sickening crimes.

    Again, we'll try and further break this down. It's a lot of information and legalese.

    Watkins pleaded guilty to attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13 but not guilty to actual rape. This was accepted by the prosecution, according to the BBC. In our opinions, attempting to or even THINKING about it is just as bad as doing it.

    Watkins also admitted three counts of sexual assault involving children and six involving taking, making possessing indecent images of children and one of possessing an extreme pornographic image involving a sex act on an animal.

    One baby was a male, who Watkins admitted to sexually assaulting by touching him. He was filmed committing the acts.

    The prosecution had plenty of evidence, seized from laptops and cell phones.

    As for his co-defendants? It was said that "both women sexually abused their own children and made them available to Watkins for him to abuse."

    How sickening! Throw the book at ALL of them.

    One defendant, Woman A, the mother of a son, admitted the attempted rape of a baby, after denying rape charges, and two of sexual assault as well as taking and distributing an indecent photograph of a child.

    Woman B, the mother of a daughter, pleaded guilty to conspiring to rape a child, three sexual assault charges and four charges of taking, possessing or distributing indecent images.

    Since the defendants have pleaded guilty to nearly all the charges, the prosecution is not seeking a trial in these circumstances. A jury has been spared from seeing graphic and distressing images.

    All we have to say is that jail justice in crimes against children is swift. Blame it on the drugs all you want, but it sounds like Ian Watkins has SERIOUS issues. What a pervert. We always said innocent until proven guilty and if proven guilty, throw the book at him. So we say toss a freaking library at him.

    Watkins, 36, will be sentenced on December 18. We'll say it again. What a pervert.

    We've put this information together from multiple sources, and it's a lot of sift through and we apologize if some of it repeats.

    Prosecutors basically said that Watkins used his status as a celeb to coax fangirls into letting him abuse their children. Other reports indicate that Watkins and one of the women planned to blow crystal-meth smoke in the child's face at a hotel. Like who thinks of this stuff? Clearly people with problems.

    The singer also said he wanted a "summer of filthy child porn" and expressed that he wanted to take things "to the next level" and to "cross the line."

    Also the prosecutor said that footage shot in a London hotel room saw Watkins perform sex acts on a child and that he and one of the women said that they would not go easy on the child next time in email messages they swapped.

    We are speechless.

    How depraved. The authorities also called this worst case of child abuse they had ever seen.

    You can see a further breakdown here and here.

    The crimes also date back to 2007 through last year.

    What is your opinion on this case? Many Lostprophets fans had rushed to Watkins' defense, which now appears to have been a mistake. That said, we want to hear from our readers about this case.

    —Carly Costello
    11.27.13



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