Lostprophets singer sexually abused hundreds, claims Doncaster ex-girlfriend

Child sex predator Ian Watkins sexually abused hundreds of young victims, a former girlfriend from Doncaster claims. Joanna Majic, 38, claimed that female fans of the paedophile rocker are hiding the true extent of his prolific child abuse. That is because they are also the mothers of the young children or babies that the former Lostprophets singer preyed upon, she said. Miss Majic, also revealed that she first reported Watkins’ activities to South Wales Police five years ago, but was not taken seriously. Senior police have vowed to continue seeking out other child victims of the singer’s abuse as the investigation into his activities continues. Watkins admitted a string of child-related sex offences at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday, including two attempts at raping a baby. Two unnamed female fans, who were due to stand trial with him, also admitted a series of sex-related offences on the eve of the joint prosecution. Both women, one a 21-year-old from Doncaster, were revealed as the mothers of the baby victims targeted by Watkins. The singer and the two women will be sentenced in Cardiff on December 18.

Miss Majic had an on-off relationship with Watkins from 2006 and observed his gradual downfall through drugs over a four-year period. She said: “I’ve always said to the police, there’s hundreds of victims out there and you’re never going to find them because the mothers are in on it.” If you or somebody you know were subject to abuse please do not hesitate to contact Charles Derham our specialist child abuse solicitor. We will treat any communications with the strictest of confidence.


Charles has considerable specialist experience in pursuing claims for compensation for those who have been abused in childhood. His specific expertise means that he is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for his work which has taken him all over the world including, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

He is also recognised for his significant involvement in the high profile litigation against St Georges School (Anglemoss Limited) and Cyntwell High School. These cases involved a staggering number of individuals who pursued those responsible whom despite heavily defending the claims brought against them settled by way of out of court settlements.

Charles regularly features in local and national press and he is often asked to provide his professional opinion and commentary on relevant abuse law issues and developments on radio and television broadcasts. Such broadcasts include BBC South Today, BBC Wales, ITV and ITN News.

Charles is a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.

You can follow Charles on Twitter and Facebook.

Charles obtained his Law degree at Kingston University, before successfully completing his Legal Practice Course. He trained and qualified with Verisona Law beginning his specialism in the field of child abuse claims. He received his higher rights of Audience in 2012 making him one of the youngest Solicitor-Advocates in the country who is able to represent his clients in the High Court. Charles is head of the abuse team who collectively have secured compensation for hundreds of victims of abuse.

He began diversifying in to other aspects of abuse law and his team are one of the very few in the country who specialise in claims against social services.

He is involved in complex group action litigation and also represents a number of individuals and who are pursuing private companies, local authorities and perpetrators in pursuit of their justice.

Charles has strong contacts with some of the most prominent barristers who advise on abuse claims including a number of QC’s. He also has robust connections with highly qualified expert witnesses he instructs in support of those who he represents.

  • Child abuse claims
  • Claims against social services
  • Complex/Catastrophic Clinical Negligence claims

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