Moral decay. No one wants to talk about it. No one wants to admit that nearly every problem in this world comes from the ugly root of it. A popular MTV-featured rock band known as Lostprophets had their share of successes. Their lead singer, Ian Watkins, was surely the treasure of the hearts of young women all over the world.

But hidden behind the success of Watkins was a very dark secret. He is a pedophile and did not show any restraint toward that sinful fetish. In fact, he just plead guilty to multiple charges and admitted to attempting to rape an 11 month baby boy and conspiring to rape another baby. He denies actually raping any babies but it appears to have been a plea bargain.

This is who our kids are looking up to. This is one of their idols.

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And we wonder why this world is in such dire straits.

The BBC reports:

The 36-year-old from Pontypridd and two women had been due to stand trial at Cardiff Crown Court.

Watkins pleaded guilty to attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13 but not guilty to rape. This was accepted by the prosecution.

Sentencing will take place on 18 December.

Prosecuting barrister Chris Clee QC told the court: “Ian Watkins was the lead singer in a successful band called the Lostprophets.

“He accepts he was a determined and committed paedophile.”

Watkins also admitted three counts of sexual assault involving children and six involving taking, making or possessing indecent images of children and one of possessing an extreme pornographic image involving a sex act on an animal.

The evidence against the defendant came from computers, laptops and mobile phones.

One laptop seized from Watkins’s home was password protected with an obscenity relating to sexual activity with children, which was uncovered when it was sent to GCHQ to be cracked.

The court heard that he filmed and kept the episodes of abuse – which took place in various hotels in London and south Wales – which were recovered by police. Some of the evidence was too extreme and distressing to report.

Too distressing to report? What we have read so far is about as distressing as it gets. What could be worse than a sicko who wants to rape babies? It gets worse…

Catrin Evans from the Crown Prosecution Service and Chief Inspector Peter Doyle from South Wales Police

Referring to two women standing alongside Watkins in the dock, Mr Clee said: “Both women sexually abused their own children and made them available to Watkins for him to abuse.”

The court was told how the abuse of the children by all parties was also evident in text messages.

Watkins sent a text to one of the women saying: “If you belong to me, so does your baby.”

In an exchange involving the other woman, she sent Watkins a message along with an image of her child to the effect that her child needed to know she was not loved.

Watkins also planned to “teach” the babies how to take drugs, the hearing was told.

Trying to or conspiring to rape babies and teaching them how to take drugs? And their mothers were OK with this. I hope they lock all three up and throw away the key.

I found one of Lostprophets videos on YouTube, entitled Last Train Home, and with well over 6 million views I would say that this was not an obscure band with no following. I had never heard of them but I have been out of touch with the music scene for awhile. That tends to happen when you start having kids.

This is mainstream and this is exactly what is wrong with our world. We idolize evil and ignore those who are truly important and have something real to contribute to this world.

I am not saying that every rock star is evil but when you immerse yourself in a world of temptation then things can happen. I just can not imagine a sick individual who would want to do these things to a baby.

I can’t leave it at this. I listened to loud rock music in my youth and we need to understand that Mr. Watkins is a twisted man but that not all of these people are who they appear to be and that includes a few pleasant surprises as well. If you need to look at something a little more positive, consider the story of classic rocker Alice Cooper.