Following yesterday's shock announcement that Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been charged with child sex offences, Ian Watkins has appeared in court where more details of his accusations emerged. He is accused of conspiring to rape a one-year-old girl. He also stands accused of two incidents of conspiring to engage in sexual touching with two young children, making and distributing indecent images, and possessing "extreme" animal pornography, according to the Independent.
Watkin's lawyer said he would be denying all charges. Watkins, who is 35-years-old, was kept in custody, as were two other women aged 20 and 24 who face similar accusations but cannot be named for legal reasons. It is worth noting that, while the charges are serious, they are yet to be found guilty or innocent. His band Lostprophets, who released their fifth album "Weapons" this year, recently cancelled tour dates in Russia and Japan, citing family health issues as the reason. The band have responded to yesterday's news with a statement on the Lostprophets website:
"Following charges made against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of
shock. We are learning about the details of the investigation along with you. It
is a difficult time for us and our families, and we want to thank our fans for
their support as we seek answers."