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Report: Lostprophets singer admits to various child-sex offenses, including attempted rape of baby

 

And now for the worst news you’ll hear all day… week… month… ever? Ian Watkins, singer for Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to 11 charges of child endangerment and sex crimes, including the attempted rape of a one-year-old baby.

Sweet Jesus fuck.

How do you even begin to punish a dude like this?

 

According to the Guardian:

The rock singer Ian Watkins has pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences involving children, including the attempted rape of a baby.

Watkins, the 36-year-old lead singer and founder member of the now-disbanded Lostprophets, had been due to face trial at Cardiff crown court but changed his pleas at the last moment.

 
 

The jury had been warned they would have to examine disturbing images and arrangements were already in hand for them to receive counselling at the end of the case.

But Watkins, whose band has sold around 3.5m albums world wide, admitted 11 charges – though he claimed he had no memory of what would have been key video evidence showing a one-year-old victim being abused, because he had been taking drugs on the day in question.

As well as the attempted rape, the charges admitted by Watkins included encouraging a woman to abuse a child during a webcam chat. He also pleaded guilty to making images of child sexual abuse.

Charges against Watkins first surfaced last year, and in October, the band called it quits. The other members left his name out of the sign-off…