frontman Ian Watkins
has been placed on suicide watch, after being arrested and charged with 24 sexual offences in December last year.Watkins denies the charges, which include conspiracy to rape a baby and possessing an extreme image of a person having sex with an animal.According to the Independent
, a clinical psychologist recommended that Watkins is checked five times per hour, and recommends that he is taken from prison to a psychiatric hospital.Two others are accused in a similar set of accusations, who cannot be named for legal reasons. One, aged 24, denies all charges, while the other aged 20 has admitted sexually touching a child and taking and sharing indecent images of it.In June, Watkins made a statement outside the court which was read by a representative:"I want to thank my family, friends and all the fans for their continued support throughout this whole ordeal. Your support gives me strength, I deny all the allegations made against me and will continue to fight to the end to clear my name."
The full trial is set to begin on November 25.