Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins was arrested in December of last year for multiple child sex charges, one of which includes conspiracy to rape a 1-year-old girl. These heinous allegations have landed Watkins in jail, where the vocalist has spent the last three months. Watkins appeared in a UK court today (March 11) via video link, and the singer's camp has finally released an official statement regarding the charges brought against him.
Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins will remain behind bars after the Cardiff Crown Court denied his appeal for bail Thursday (Jan. 10). The Mirror reports that the singer, who was arrested late last year for alleged sex offenses relating to minors, appeared via video link from Parc Prison in Bridgend and Judge Eleri Reese denied his plea.
One of the most shocking stories of 2012 is certainly the arrest of Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins for numerous counts of child sex charges. The news of Watkins' multiple charges broke two weeks ago, and the singer finally appeared in court on Dec. 31, where he was ordered to remain in police custody until March 11.
Following the arrest of Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins for various unfathomable charges involving children, the rock world has held its breath with an unhinged discomfort. Facing some of the most heinous charges in recent memory, Watkins now finds himself sitting in a jail cell. Now, his bandmates have offered an official statement, citing their current "state of shock."
On Dec. 19, various reputable news sources broke the news that Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins had been charged with conspiracy to allegedly engage in sexual activity with a child under the age of 13 (with some news outlets reporting the victim as a 1-year-old girl), along with the possession and distribution of "indecent images of children" and "extreme animal pornography."
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