Ex-girlfriend of Lostprophets rocker says she warned police four years ago

Ian Watkins, singer and songwriter of Welsh rock band Lostprophets performs on the Rock Metal stage of the Sziget (Island) Festival on 'Hajogyar' (Shipyard) Island in Budapest on Aug 13, 2011. Watkins pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the attempted rape o
Ian Watkins, singer and songwriter of Welsh rock band Lostprophets performs on the Rock Metal stage of the Sziget (Island) Festival on 'Hajogyar' (Shipyard) Island in Budapest on Aug 13, 2011. Watkins pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the attempted rape of a baby and a string of other child sex offences. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON - The ex-girlfriend of the rocker convicted of heinous sex crimes against children, said she had warned the police of his predatory nature four years ago, according to a Daily Mirror report. 

British rock singer Ian Watkins, the former frontman of the band Lostprophets, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the attempted rape of a baby and a string of other child sex offences.

His ex-girldfriend Ms Joanna Majic, 38, told the Daily Mirror she warned the South Wales police repeatedly for four years after he confessed to her he was a paedophile. The former call girl had an on-off relationship with Watkins from 2006 after the rocker sought her out to indulge his sexual fantasies.
Watkins, whose band sold millions of albums around the world, plotted the abuse of two children with their own mothers in a series of text and Internet messages.
According to the AFP, the heavily tattooed 36-year-old spoke of his desire to intoxicate one of his victims by blowing crystal meth smoke into the child's face.

He made a last-minute change of plea before his trial started at Cardiff Crown Court in Wales, sparing the jury from seeing what the judge called "extremely graphic and distressing" video footage.

He will be sentenced on December 18.

"Ian Watkins was the lead singer of a successful band called the Lostprophets," prosecution lawyer Christopher Clee told the court.

"He was also a determined and committed paedophile engaged in serious sex offences involving two babies." Watkins plotted the abuse of a one-year-old child in messages with the mother, including one in which he said he wanted a "summer of filthy child porn" and to take things "to the next level".

He then recorded camcorder footage of himself performing a sex act on the child during a drug-fuelled binge, after arranging to meet the child's mother in a London hotel room.

Detectives found the footage uploaded to an online "cloud" storage facility, the AFP said.

Watkins then persuaded another female fan over the Skype network to abuse her own child. The split screen footage shows him referring to the woman and her baby as his "slave duo".

They also discuss making the child have sex with animals and take drugs as it grows up. Police raided Watkins's house and found films of him performing sex acts with under-age girl fans.

A laptop seized from his home had to be cracked by the British government's electronic eavesdropping system GCHQ, the court heard.

Watkins was originally charged with rape but insisted actual sex with the child did not happen. According to the AFP, he pleaded guilty to 11 charges on Tuesday, including two of attempted baby rape and others involving possessing and making images of sexual abuse and conspiracy to rape.

One of the women admitted six offences and the other woman admitted seven offences.

Lostprophets, who formed in 1997 and had a string of gold albums in the United States and platinum albums in Britain, disbanded earlier this year after Watkins was charged.