Lostprophets Members Offer Statement on Singer Ian Watkins’ Multiple Child Sex Offense Charges
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."
The official charges brought against Watkins include conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a 1-year-old female, two incidents of "sexual touching" involving young children and possession and distribution of "indecent images of children," along with "extreme" animal pornography.
These charges are enough to cause any human being's jaw to drop, and Watkins is now scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 31 after he and his two alleged female conspirators, aged 20 and 24, were denied bail.
Lostprophets have just offered a written statement addressing the situation via their official website:
Following charges made today 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.
Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike and Stu
Stay tuned for further developments as news continues to break.