Lostprophets Frontman Ian Watkins Accused of Sex Crimes
Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has been charged by a Welsh court with conspiracy to rape a one-year-old girl and five other sex offenses, the BBC reports. Watkins, 35, hasn’t admitted to the charges, which allegedly took place between May and December of this year.
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The singer is also accused of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession/distribution of indecent images of children. A 20-year-old woman faces the same charges as Watkins, while a 24-year-old woman faces five of the same charges but not conspiracy to rape. Watkins was remanded to custody following a court appearance today in Cardiff.
The singer co-founded Lostprophets in 1997. The band has released five albums, including their most recent, Weapons, which came out this past April.