Tuesday 12 December 2017

Peaches Geldof apologises for Watkins tweet...as his minister father reveals fears for his son

Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Peaches Geldof has publicly apologised for naming two women who allegedly allowed their children to be abused by paedophile Ian Watkins.

She is currently facing a criminal probe by Metropolitan Police as identifying victims of sexual abuse is a crime.

And the news comes after Watkins' father, who is  Baptist minister in Wales, expressed fears that his son will be remembered 'like Jimmy Savile'.

"For all of those out there tweeting me about naming the paedophile mothers involved in the Ian Watkins case, the names have been in the public domain since December 12th when the court named them and put them up on their website for all to see," she said on the social networking site.

"Half of twitter had tweeted out the names also aside from my (now deleted) tweet. The babies will most probably be given new identities to protect them from  future abuse from other paedos who know who they are/ their names from the videos Watkins uploaded to Paedo websites.

"The question of whether or not to give anonymity to criminals in cases like this will go on forever."

Peaches, the daughter of Boomtown Rats legend Bob Geldof added what she feels is the injustice of criminal treatment in prison.

"However these women and Watkins will be getting three meals a day, a double bed, cable TV etc all funded by the tax payer alongside not being named apparently," she said.

"It makes me sad. I deleted my tweets however and apologise for any offence caused as at the time of tweeting had only seen everyone tweeting the names at me so had assumed as they were also up on news websites and the crown courts public file that they had been released for public knowledge.

"Will check my facts before tweeting next time. apologies and lesson learned."

Meanwhile, Watkins' parents have broken their silence since their 36-year-old son confessed hjis depravity.

John and Elaine Davis said they are struggling to understand their son's behaviour.

"This is so hard. It’s overwhelming. It has affected every aspect of our lives," John said.

"It’s the first thing a parent asks themselves – where did we go wrong? What happened?

"Ian was loved, cherished, encouraged and nurtured. We did our best. He was a normal happy young lad who grew up in the Valleys in a loving family which had no more problems than anybody else has."

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