UPDATE – Watkins has pleaded guilty to 14 sex offences including two of attempting to rape a baby

Credit Elizabeth Cook/ Irishmirror.ie

Credit Elizabeth Cook/ irishmirror.ie

Updated at 15.16

Lostprophets lead singer Ian Watkins has pleaded guilty to 14 out of the 24 charges against him.

According to British media, two of the 14 charges include the attempt to rape a baby.

The trial was due to start at 10.00am this morning, but was adjourned twice to allow discussions between the judge and the legal teams.

Other charges he pleaded guilty to include sexual assault of a child under 13, possession and the taking of pornographic images of children between August and December of last year, and aiding and abetting one of his female co-defendants to sexually assault a child under 13.

He also admitted the possession of an extreme pornographic image of a person engaged in a sexual act with an animal.

Wales Online correspondent, Ciaran Jones, reported that Watkins stared at his feet as he admitted his guilt, his voice faltering as he spoke.

His female co-defendants, who remain anonymous, have pleaded guilty to similar charges, including sexual assault of a child under 13 by penetration.

Watkins maintains his innocence of the rape of an 11-month-old baby. He is set to be sentenced on 18 December.

Lauren O’Halleron

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