Episode 81 - Ian Watkins: Rock Star, Paedophile, Nepiophile


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This week the girls delve into the all too common world of the celebrity paedophile and institutions who turn a blind eye.

Ian Watkins was the lead singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets. He toured all over the world, playing to sold out stadiums of adoring fans - so in 2012 when he was arrested and charged with 13 counts of child sex offences, including against a child as young as 11 months old, the world was shocked.

This is a particularly troubling case because it of course covers the abuse this depraved man doled out to incredibly young victims, but there are also deeply troubling questions raised about why authorities missed chance after chance to catch Watkins.

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