Ex-Lostprophets' frontman Ian Watkins pleads guilty to sex offences against children
This is a Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 file photo of British musician Ian Watkins, lead singer of Lostprophets, as he performs on stage at V Music Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, England. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, November 27, 2013 6:42AM EST
LONDON -- The former lead singer of British rock band Lostprophets has pleaded guilty to a series of sexual offences, including trying to rape a baby.
Ian Watkins, 36, was arrested last December and charged with more than 20 offences, including raping a baby, conspiring to sexually assault a child and making indecent images.
He had denied the charges but changed his plea Tuesday at Cardiff Crown Court and admitted 11 offences, including sexually touching a 1-year-old, encouraging a groupie to abuse her child and making child pornography.
Watkins will be sentenced on Dec. 18.
Lostprophets -- which formed in 1997 and had a chart-topping album in 2006 with "Liberation Transmission" -- announced it was disbanding after Watkins' arrest.