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Lover 'told police about child-abusing former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins five years ago'

By Anthony Stone

Child-abusing pop star Ian Watkins sexually preyed on hundreds of young victims during years of secret drug-fuelled debauchery, a former girlfriend has warned.

Joanna Majic (38) claimed 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 the former Lostprophets frontman preyed upon, she said.

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

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

She told Real Radio: "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."

Senior police have vowed to continue seeking out other child victims of the singer's abuse.

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.

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