The Lostprophets frontman has vowed to clear his name for 24 shocking sex offences which he denies.
Posted on Jun 04, 2013 03:27 pm
Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has appeared in court to deny 24 sex offence charges that involve children, and has vowed to clear his name.
The 35-year-old was arrested in December last year with shocking allegations that he conspired to rape a one-year-old girl. Now details of his charges have been revealed, which include two of raping a baby, conspiracy to rape another child, assault, aiding other assault, and more of making indecent images, according to the BBC.
A 24th charge is for possession of extreme pornographic images involving an animal. The alleged offences date back to 2007.
At a court hearing this week, Watkins only spoke to confirm his identity. A statement from him was read outside which said:
"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."
Watkins will next appear in court on Thursday.