Lostprophets Vocalist Ian Watkins Busted for Sexual Offense Involving Child Under 13
Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been arrested and is being formally charged in an unusual case involving two women, child pornography and a 13-year old female.
In what must come as a shock to fans of the band behind the 2004 hit 'Last Train Home,' Watkins was arrested by South Wales police and is scheduled to face "conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession/distribution of indecent images of children" charges in front Cardiff Magistrate's court December 31st, after already appearing in court earlier today (December 19th).
Several reputable news sources like The Guardian and BBC News have reported that two women -- ages 20 and 24 -- are also being charged in the case. All three accused parties have been denied bail and the identity of the pre-teen victim is being withheld, for security reasons, by authorities.
That's not where the story ends though, as it would appear that authorities believe that this may not be an isolated incident. “I want to encourage anyone who has any concerns or information which they think may be relevant to contact us," says Senior Investigating Officer Peter Doyle. "Safeguarding children involved in such cases is always a high priority and as such measures have already been taken.”
Lostprophets released their fifth studio album, "Weapons," in early 2012 and had some moderate success with the lead single 'Bring 'Em Down.'