Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ian Watkins remanded in custody charged with child sex offences

The lead singer of the rock band Lostprophets, Ian Watkins, has been remanded in custody after appearing in court to face allegations of child sex abuse.

Watkins, 35, has been charged with conspiring with a woman to rape a girl aged under 13.

Watkins, whose band has sold 3.5m albums worldwide, is also accused of conspiring to engage in sexual activity with a girl under 13. In addition he faces charges of possessing, making and distributing indecent images of children and possession of extreme pornography, some of which involves animals.