Lostprophets ‘Shocked’ by Frontman’s Arrest on Pedophilia Charges

The band release a statement concerning singer Ian Watkins' arrest over pedophilia allegations.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

Following the arrest of singer Ian Watkins, Lostprophets have released a statement expressing their shock at the allegations made against their frontman.

35-year-old Watkins was arrested earlier this week and charged with multiple extreme sex offences, including conspiring to rape a one-year-old, conspiring to abuse two young children, making, possessing and distributing indecent images and possessing animal pornography.

"Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock," reads the statement on the Lostprophet's official website.

"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."

All other content aside from the statement has been pulled from the website.

Watkins will remain in court until the 31st December along with two female co-accused, aged 20 and 24, one of whom is alleged to have conspired with him to rape the one-year-old, while the other has been charged with five offences, although none include the conspiracy to rape.

Watkins' mother has been denied her request to have her home used as security for his bail.

All future Lostprophets live dates were immediately cancelled following Watkins' arrest.

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