Lostprophets Singer Charged With Child Sex Offences
Ian Watkins has been charged with "conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession/distribution of indecent images of children."
Posted on Dec 19, 2012 02:38 pm
Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been charged with sex offences against children.
The 35-year-old will appear in court on Wednesday, and is charged with "conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession/distribution of indecent images of children," according to BBC News.
Two other women, aged 20 and 24, have been charged as part of the same case with similar offences.
The unexpected news makes one Lostprophets video, where Watkins appears as a children's TV presenter, appear quite sinister. You can see it in the player below.
Senior police officer Peter Doyle, who is investigating the case, said: "I want to encourage anyone who has any concerns or information which they think may be relevant to contact us."
If you have information that may relate to this case, officer Doyle asks that you contact 0800 056 0154 (in the UK), or 00 44 207 158 0011 for overseas callers. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lostprophets was founded in Pontypridd, Wales, in 1997 and have sold 3.5 million albums worldwide. Their breakthrough record "Thefakesoundofprogress" brought them to fame in the UK in 2000, and in 2004 "Start Something" brought them to the attention of US listeners. This year they released their fifth album "Weapons".
See the 2006 Lostprophets video where Ian Watkins appears as a children's TV presenter here: