The crimes he has plead guilty to are unsettling and disturbing, so if you just don’t want to know, I understand and advise that you don’t read further. How anyone can do these things to a child are beyond me, but I’m certainly glad that “prison karma” exists for people like this.
Watkins has plead guilty to 13 charges, which includes 2 counts of attempted rape and 1 count of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 (one of the children was less than a year old). Other charges include 3 counts of sexual assault involving children, 6 counts of creating and possessing child pornography, and 1 act of possessing a graphic image of bestiality.
When Watkins was originally arrested, two women were arrested along with him for alleged sex crimes. BBC is reporting that prosecuting barrister Chris Clee has stated:
Both women sexually abused their own children and made them available to Watkins for him to abuse.
Because Watkins clearly wanted to get caught (I’m being slightly sarcastic), there is a pile of evidence against him. There are various text messages between himself and these women, stating things like, “If you belong to me, so does your baby” and “She needs to know mummy and daddy don’t love her.” There’s also evidence that Watkins intended to “teach” the babies how to take drugs, such as crack cocaine. Then there’s the admissions from the women, one of whom has confessed to attempting to rape a baby, to sexual assault charges, and to creating and/or distributing indecent images. Last, but not least I’m sure, Watkins filmed his attempted rapes and stored the evidence, where? In cloud storage.
Have you had enough?
No? Watkins claims not to remember the attempted rapes that were recorded.
DCI Peter Doyle of the South Wales Police stated in the hearing:
This investigation has uncovered the most shocking and harrowing child abuse evidence I’ve ever seen. There is no doubt in my mind that Ian Watkins exploited his celebrity status in order to abuse young children.
Sentencing for Watkins and the two women is scheduled for December 18th. Merry fucking Christmas.