Lostprophets Singer Charged with Child Sex Offences

Frontman Ian Watkins is set to appear in court today over shocking pedophilia allegations.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

Lostprophets' singer Ian Watkins is set to appear in court after being charged with sexual crimes against children.

The 35-year-old frontman of the Welsh rock group is being charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession/distribution of indecent images of children. Watkins will appear at Cardiff Magistrates' Court today.

A police spokesperson said: "A Pontypridd man has been charged with sexual offences against children… In order to assist their investigation, South Wales police has named the man as Ian Watkins, a member of the rock group Lostprophets."

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Peter Doyle has stated that specially-trained staff are on hand to speak to anyone regarding information concerning the investigation.

“I want to encourage anyone who has any concerns or information which they think may be relevant to contact us,” he said.

“Safeguarding children involved in such cases is always a high priority and as such measures have already been taken.”

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