Ex warned police about rock star’s child abuse

Ian Watkins: Preyed on young fans

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

Joanna Majic, 38, yesterday said 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.

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 other child victims of the singer’s abuse as the investigation into his activities continues.

Watkins admitted a string of 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 infant victims targeted by Watkins. The singer and the two women will be sentenced in Cardiff on Dec 18.

Watkins was revealed as a classic manipulative paedophile who sought out hero-worshipping female fans and used his celebrity to get what he wanted.

Majic claimed yesterday his cynical predatory approach was successfully used in hundreds of other cases.

In a radio interview, 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.”

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


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