27/11/2013 06:53 GMT | Updated 27/11/2013 11:35 GMT

Ian H Watkins From Steps Faces Abuse On Twitter And Facebook After Lostprophets Frontman Baby Rape Case

The horrific child abuse carried out by the Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has left the nation shocked and appalled.

The "determined and committed paedophile" pleaded guilty Tuesday to a series of "depraved" child sex offences including admitting to two charges of attempting to rape a baby.


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Unfortunately, a fellow entertainer shares the same name as one of the UK's most monstrous child abusers.

Ian 'H' Watkins, better known as H from the 90s pop group Steps, has faced a relentless barrage if misdirected abuse following the shocking revelations.

Ian 'H' Watkins

He has announced he will be "taking a break" from Twitter and has also issued a statement on Facebook in an attempt to clarify the fact he has no association with the disgraced Lostprophets singer.

Others on Twitter were more perceptive:

The confusion comes as police warned the paedophile Lostprophets singer may have had more victims.

Fans have posted on several internet forums that an ex-girlfriend of Watkins had repeatedly reported his child porn obsession to authorities, over the course of several years.

South Wales Police released this mug shot of Ian Watkins

Ian Watkins of Lostprophets

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Doyle, who headed the investigation said there was "no doubt in my mind that Ian Watkins exploited his celebrity status in order to abuse young children," he said.

Reports have now emerged that Watkins was an ambassador for young people who met with young children at their hospital beds.