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Rock singer charged with conspiracy to rape a baby

Published 01/01/2013 | 05:00

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Ian Watkins

ROCK singer Ian Watkins has appeared before Cardiff Crown Court.

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The frontman of rock band Lostprophets has appeared in court on child sexual offence charges, including conspiracy to rape a baby.

Watkins, of Pontypridd, appeared via video link from Parc Prison, Bridgend, alongside two other female defendants under similar charges, who cannot be named for legal reasons. They were remanded further until March 11.

Mr Watkins faces a charge of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 13 and four offences relating to possession and distribution of indecent images of children.

The alleged offences date from May to December 2012.

Irish Independent

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