Ex-girlfriend: Lostprophets paedophile had 'hundreds' of victims

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins manipulated fans for sex. Photo / AP
Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins manipulated fans for sex. Photo / AP

Child sex predator Ian Watkins sexually abused hundreds of young victims during years of secret drug-fuelled debauchery, a former girlfriend has warned.

Joanna Majic, 38, claimed today that female fans of the paedophile rocker are hiding the true extent of his prolific child abuse.

That is because they are also the mothers of the young children or babies that the former Lostprophets frontman preyed upon, she said.

Miss Majic, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, also revealed that she first reported Watkins' activities to South Wales Police five years ago, but was not taken seriously.

Senior police have vowed to continue seeking out other child victims of the singer's abuse as the investigation into his activities continues.

Watkins admitted a string of sickening child-related sex offences at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday, including two attempts at raping a baby.

Two unnamed female fans, who were due to stand trial with him, also admitted a series of sex-related offences on the eve of the joint prosecution.

Both women, aged 21 and 24, were revealed as the mothers of the baby victims targeted by Watkins.

The singer and the two women will be sentenced in Cardiff on December 18.
Watkins himself was revealed as a classic manipulative paedophile who sought out hero-worshipping female fans and used his celebrity status to get what he wanted.

Miss Majic claimed today that that cynical predatory approach was successfully used in hundreds of other cases.

In an interview with Real Radio in which she frequently breaks down, she spoke of her devastation that Watkins was not stopped earlier.

Asked how she felt about yesterday's outcome, she said: "I don't feel happy about it. I don't feel vindicated. I'm just devastated that it took so long.

"I've always said to the police, there's hundreds of victims out there and you're never going to find them because the mothers are in on it.''

Miss Majic had an on-off relationship with Watkins from 2006 and observed his gradual downfall through intense drug use over a four-year period.

She speaks of his attempts to get her to take drugs and the abuse from fans she suffered, possibly directed by Watkins, after reporting him to the police.

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