British Police Launch Probe Over Ian Watkins Tip-Off Claims
November 27th, 2013 11:41am EST
Britain's police watchdog group has launched an official investigation into claims cops in Wales ignored warnings from Ian Watkins' ex-girlfriend about his desire to abuse children.
The Lostprophets frontman appeared in court in Cardiff, Wales on Tuesday for the first day of his trial and pleaded guilty to a number of sickening child sex charges including attempting to rape a baby.
Watkins' former girlfriend has now spoken out in the aftermath of the Welsh singer's shocking admissions, claiming she notified South Wales Police of his perverted sexual appetites back in 2008.
Former call girl Joanne Majic had an on/off relationship with Watkins from 2006, and claims she went straight to the authorities when he confided in her about his desire to have sex with children.
Majic, who was due to be a major witness at Watkins' trial, tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "Everything changed for us when he confided in me that he wanted to abuse children in 2008. I went straight to South Wales Police then and made a complaint but they ignored me and said I needed evidence. 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."
Officials at Britain's Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) launched a probe following Watkins' arrest in December, 2012, with IPCC Commissioner for Wales Tom Davies saying in a statement, "Our investigation will determine whether or not South Wales Police failed to take appropriate and timely action in relation to information they were in receipt of in advance of Mr Watkins subsequent arrest."
Watkins is due to be sentenced next month.
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