on Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:46 am#28435
Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has been charged with child sex offences, police have said.
The Welsh rock star is set to appear before magistrates later today following his arrest as part of a continuing investigation.
A spokesman said: “A Pontypridd man has been charged with sexual offences against children and is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates' Court today.
”The 35-year-old has been charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession/distribution of indecent images of children.
“In order to assist their investigation, South Wales Police has named the man as Ian Watkins, a member of the rock group Lostprophets.”
Police added that two women, aged 20 and 24 and from Doncaster and Bedford respectively, have been charged with “similar offences” and will also appear in court. All three were questioned at Cardiff Bay police station.
Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Peter Doyle said specially-trained staff were available to speak to anyone with concerns or information regarding this investigation.
“I want to encourage anyone who has any concerns or information which they think may be relevant to contact us,” he added.
“Safeguarding children involved in such cases is always a high priority and as such measures have already been taken.”
BBC World News
on Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:28 am#28437
- Location : City of Dreams, England
Fixed. lol. Welsh peopleA spokesman said: “A Pontypridd man has been charged with sexual offences against sheep and is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates' Court today.
on Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:12 pm#28440
- Location : North west UK
This planet needs to reset button pushing.
on Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:27 pm#28441
- Location : Calgary, AB, Canada
However, you can help what you do in response to that movement.
Some sht is illegal, some of it is morally reprehensible and some of it is just wrong by any metric.
You like kids? It's like homosexuality.....I don't get it, but I tend to say that it's not the person's fault.
But if you act out an impulse on a child I hope you get the full force of the law pushing you into prison, and when there, get the full force of Bubba's unwashed asshole pushed up against your face on a daily basis while Leroy shows you what it means to be 'occupied'.
on Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:14 pm#28617
- Location : Manchester, UK
Loved the Lostprophets music, shame this guy did what he did.
on Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:55 pm#28628
- Location : Manchester, UK
I've been listening to them for as long as I can remember (to be young) and been to see them three times and always enjoyed them a lot. It just makes me sad that I gave this guy plenty of my money and he then went and did what he did.
I'm not saying he deserves to be punished any less because of his music and if the allegations are true, then I agree with Kaz 100%.
on Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:22 pm#28634
- Location : not where i want to be
a lot of disappointed lostprophets fans i am sure.
but it doesn't take away from what he's done and if he is guilty then he should be treated just like anybody else who commits this crime.
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