10:00 am - 12/19/2012

Lostprophets lead singer Ian Watkins charged with sexual offences against children

Ian Watkins, the lead singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has been charged with sexual offences against children, police have confirmed.

The 35-year-old, from Pontypridd, has been charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13, and possession/distribution of indecent images of children.

Two women aged 20 and 24, from Doncaster and Bedford respectively, have been charged with similar offences, South Wales police said. All three are due to appear in court.

Police said they were naming the man as Mr Watkins ‘in order to assist their investigation’.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Peter Doyle said: ‘Specially-trained staff are available to speak to anyone with concerns or information regarding this investigation and a dedicated telephone number has been set up.

‘I want to encourage anyone who has any concerns or information which they think may be relevant to contact us.’

DI Doyle added: ‘Safeguarding children involved in such cases is always a high priority and as such measures have already been taken.’

Anyone with any information concerning the investigation is asked to contact the Operation Globe incident room on 0800 056 0154 or the NSPCC on 0800 389 5347.


Anyone who doesn't know who the band are may remember Justin Timberlake appeared on their album cover back in 2004.
djan31 19th-Dec-2012 02:52 pm (UTC)
The fuuuuuck.
I remember that one song...

I don't remember how it goes or what it was called, but I remember it existing.
hotcement 19th-Dec-2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
hahahahaha perfect description

i had to think on it for a minute but it was called 'last train home'
djan31 19th-Dec-2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
lmao YES
mmmfashnik 19th-Dec-2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
lol mte
fred2265 19th-Dec-2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
victory_goddess 19th-Dec-2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
clubland 19th-Dec-2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
Last Train Home? I just know that was my favorite song by them lol
toilandblood 20th-Dec-2012 08:23 am (UTC)
lol the description
sugary_placenta 20th-Dec-2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
lmao this is the perfect description of the song. i can't remember it either, but i remember seeing their video on mtv back in the day.
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