Documents obtained by an investigative reporter claim police were first made aware of abuse allegations against Ian Watkins 2008.
Rock singer Ian Watkins has pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences, including two charges of attempting to rape a baby.
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The Crown Prosecution Service Wales say the three defendants in the trial have admitted very serious sexual offences, "demonstrating sexual exploitation at its worst".
– Catrin Evans, CPS Wales Head of Complex Casework Unit
The three defendants in this case have admitted very serious sexual offences committed against extremely young children, demonstrating sexual exploitation at its worst.
A number of the victims are too young to be able to understand what has happened to them, yet the defendants exploited them for their own gratification.
The prosecution case is based on robust evidence uncovered by the investigation team and the South Wales Police High Tech Crime Unit. The CPS team worked closely with the police to build a strong case and this has been a major factor in today's guilty pleas.
The prosecution has finished open its case at Cardiff Crown Court. Watkins and the two female defendants, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be sentenced on 18th December.
Ian Watkins adjusts his tie as details of text conversations between him and two women are read out. The texts are planning an assault.
I won't write the detail of the texts, they are quite simply horrific.
Court now hearing details of hotel bookings made by Ian Watkins, with the intention of meeting one of the female defendants and her child.
Rock singer Ian Watkins has pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences, including the attempted rape of baby.
The former lead singer with multi-million selling band Lostprophets made a series of admissions in a last-minute change of plea ahead of what would have been his trial at Cardiff Crown Court.
Watkins, 36, from Pontypridd, south Wales, insists he has no memory of what would have been key video evidence at the trial, the court heard.
He pleaded guilty to 11 charges today, nine of which were unchanged and two of attempted rape of a baby.
Ian Watkins claims he has no memory of the 2 attempts of rape taking place, but admits his guilt.
Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has admitted two charges of attempting to rape a baby, Cardiff Crown Court heard today.
Britain's youngest lifeboat crew member has been praised for helping save the lives of two stranded tourists on his first shift for the RNLI, on the day after his 17th birthday.
Teenager Josh Double was aboard the RNLI's rescue boat when it launched from Mumbles in south Wales after receiving reports a French couple had been cut off by the tide.
The duo were pulled on-board and taken to shore - not knowing that one of their rescuers had turned up to his debut shift hours before in his school uniform.
A man and a woman have died after a light aircraft crashed at an airfield in Flintshire.
These pictures were taken moments before it crash landed, killing both pilot and passenger.
North Wales Police say they are working with the Air Accident Investigation Branch to establish what caused a fatal plane crash at Broughton this afternoon.
– North Wales Police statement
The AAIB will lead the investigation.
North Wales Police are currently not in a position to identify the man and the woman who died.
The Coroner has been informed.
There are no further details available at this time.
Airbus has confirmed an incident has taken place at its airport, but said it involved a private plane and not one belonging to the company.
A spokesperson added Airbus did not have information relating to the two people who died in the crash.
North Wales Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash and an Air Accident Investigation team is expected to arrive today.