And of course, they had no inclination the dude was a sick, twisted pedophile who got off on zoophilia porn and forcing himself on kids.

The statement from the former members of the Lostprophets on frontman Ian Watkins’ recent admission he’s a full-on baby-raping pervert says the band “hoped it was all a mistake,” but of course, it happened.

“Many of you understandably want to know if we knew what Ian was doing. To be clear: We did not. We knew that Ian was a difficult character. Our personal relationships with him had deteriorated in recent years to a point that working together was a constant, miserable challenge. But despite his battles with drugs, his egotistic behavior, and the resulting fractures and frustrations within our band, we never imagined him capable of behavior of the type he has now admitted,” the Lostprophets lads claim.

“We are heartbroken, angry, and disgusted at what has been revealed. This is something that will haunt us for the rest of our lives. Being in a band has always been a labor of love and a platform to inspire people, not to take advantage of them. It’s still hard to believe this is happening and that someone we were once so close to has destroyed so many lives, lying every step of the way. Our hearts go out to Ian‘s family, the fans and friends he betrayed, and most importantly, the victims of his crimes and others like them. We hope for justice, but also that Ian will truly take responsibility for what he’s done. We would urge any other victims to contact the authorities.”

Because you know there are other victims, people.

If you’re desperate enough to try fornicating with babies, you basically have no limits on what you’d do or who you’d do it to. There must be more victims.

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