Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, 35, has been refused bail and remains in custody over charges that he conspired to rape a child under the age of 13. Two women are also facing similar charges. Watkins appeared in court via video link from prison, where he has been held since December.
Watkins will face a plea hearing later this month. READ MORE
Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been charged with child sex offenses for plotting to rape a 1-year old baby girl. The singer appeared in court yesterday alongside a 20-year old female and a 24-year old female who are also charged in this. All three have also been charged with conspiring to engage in sexual activity with a girl under the age of 13.
The other members of Lostprophets have issued a formal statement: “Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock. We are learning about the details of the investigation along with you. It is a difficult time for us and our families, and we want to thank our fans for their support as we seek answers.”
Watkins was also charged with three other separate offense, including possession, making, and distributing indecent images of children. He was also in possession of “extreme pornography”, some of which included animals.
Thomas Crowther, the lawyer defending Watkins, states, “None of these offences are admitted. He has no previous convictions and is a man of clean character.” Meanwhile, Watkins has been denied bail. Lostprophets have also cancelled an upcoming tour due to these circumstances. READ MORE