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Posted on Nov 29, 2013 10:55 am
In the light of Ian Watkins trial, music retailer HMV has announced that all Lostprophets releases will be taken off shelves for good in each of the company's 140 UK stores.
The info was officially confirmed by a spokesperson, who told NME that the staff had already received instructions to remove all records from sale. Apple and Amazon reps were also asked for comments, but haven't replied as of yet.
According to the same source, the police officer involved in the Watkins case was put under investigation for "gross misconduct" after reportedly failing to act on allegations of a 15-year-old girl being raped. As previously reported, Watkins' ex-girlfriend Joanna Majic claimed she had been trying to reach the authorities regarding the singer's pedophilia for four years.
"The IPCC investigation into whether or not South Wales Police failed to take appropriate and timely action in relation to information they were in receipt of in advance of Mr Watkins' subsequent arrest is ongoing," the official statement reads. "We are considering matters dating back to 2008.
"At this stage the investigation is focused on the actions of one officer, a detective sergeant who is also being investigated in another case where it is alleged he failed to act on an allegation that a 15-year-old girl had been raped. That remains ongoing. The detective sergeant has been served with gross misconduct notices advising him that his conduct is subject to investigation."
Watkins pleaded guilty to a string of heinous child sex offenses, including abuse, sexual touching, oral and full sex, as well as urinating on babies and underage teenage girls. As reported, he wasn't alone in his acts, since mothers of abused children were also involved in crimes. More details on Watkins' girlfriend story here; you can also find detailed info about the singer's crimes here.