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    Lostprophets' Ian Watkins Pleads Guilty to Sex Offenses Including Attempted Rape of a Baby

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    Editor's note: This story was originally published with an image of Ian "H" Watkins of the band Steps rather than Ian Watkins of Lostprophets. E! Online deeply regrets this error.

    Ian Watkins, lead singer of the Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to a string of child sex offenses, among them the attempted rape of a baby. 

    Per the BBC, the 36-year-old rocker and two women were about to stand trial at Cardiff Crown Court when he copped to 11 offenses.

    Those include a guilty plea to attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13, though he pleaded not guilty to rape. He also admitted to conspiring to rape a child, three counts of sexual assault involving children, seven involving taking, making or possessing indecent images of children and one of possessing an extreme pornographic image involving a sex act on an animal. 

    Watkins was taken into custody last December and charged with 20 offenses originally. He had previously maintained his innocence, that is, until the court began hearing sickening details of the case from evidence obtained from computers, laptops and mobile phone messages at which point he made an about-face.

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    "He accepts he was a determined and committed pedophile," prosecuting barrister Chris Clee QC told the court.

    Some of the horrific abuse committed by the trio took place in hotels in London and South Wales.

    According to Clee, "both women sexually abused their own children and made them available to Watkins for him to abuse."

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    The court also heard a claim by prosecutors that police discovered illicit substances including coke and crystal meth in the musician's possession and that Watkins had planned to "teach" the babies how to take drugs.

    Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18.

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