Friday 22 September 2017

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins due to face baby rape trial

Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, who will stand trial at Cardiff Crown Court accused of a raping a baby
Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, who will stand trial at Cardiff Crown Court accused of a raping a baby

John Hall

The rock singer Ian Watkins is to strand trial today accused of raping and sexually assaulting a baby and conspiring to rape a child.

The 36-year-old former Lostprophets frontman, who has been remanded in custody since being charged last year, has also has been accused of possessing, making and distributing indecent images of children.

He denies 24 sexual offences.

The trial at Cardiff Crown Court is set to last around three weeks, with two women who cannot be named for legal reasons, also facing sexual offence accusations as part of the case.

All three defendants face a total of 32 charges.

Last month the remaining members of rock act Lostprophets, who have sold around 3.5 million records since their formation in 1997, announced the band had split up.

Independent News Service

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