Yesterday the singer admitted to numerous child sex offences
The ex girlfriend of former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has claimed she warned police repeatedly for four years that he was a paedophile.
Yesterday (November 26), the former singer of the now-defunct Welsh band pleaded guilty to 13 sexual offences, including two of attempting to rape a baby. Two female co-defendants, who cannot be named, also admitted to numerous child sex offences. Read the full story here.
Joanna Majic, a former escort, had an on and off relationship with Watkins from 2006. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, she says the singer went straight to the police when he had told her he was a paedophile, but was ignored.
“Everything changed for us when he confided in me that he wanted to abuse children in 2008,” she said. “I went straight to South Wales police then and made a complaint but they ignored me and said I needed evidence.”
She added: “I warned them this man was a danger to young kids but I think they thought I was just a trouble maker…I couldn’t believe how indifferent the police were, it was like they were taking his side and dismissing me as some stalker.”
“I told Ian I had gone to the police and we argued but he was so cocky, he did not think the police would touch him and he was right,” she continued. “I was determined to save more children from this monster.”
In February, the Independent Police Complaints Commission launched an investigation into whether South Wales Police acted quickly enough after being tipped off.
Earlier today (November 27), Ian Watkins’ father spoke of fear his son will be remembered as a ‘”Jimmy Savile character’.
Yesterday, former Lostprophets guitarist Lee Gaze expressed his relief to the swift resolution of his bandmate’s trial. Gaze said that the band could now get “closure” on the ordeal and thanked fans for their support.
Writing on Twitter, Gaze put: “That was over quick. Thank fuck”. He then added in a separate tweet: “Thanks for the kind words. At least there is closure now.”
The band announced that they would split in October following Watkins’ arrest.
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