||LOSTPROPHETS SINGER IAN WATKINS REMANDED IN CUSTODY UNTIL MARCH
2nd January 2013
Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins appeared in court on New Year's Eve and has been remanded in custody until March 11th.
Watkins is facing charges of conspiring to rape a 1-year-old girl, two incidents of 'sexual touching' involving young children and the possession and distribution of both 'indecent images of children' and 'extreme animal pornography'.
Watkins was hit with these charges on December 19th when he appeared before Cardiff Magistrates' Court with two other females allegedly involved. All three were denied bail. One of the unnamed females, 20, has not been charged with conspiracy to rape, although she faces all other charges.
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After learning of Watkins' charges, the other members of Lostprophets released the following statement:
"Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock. We are learning about the details of the investigation along with you. It is a difficult time for us and our families, and we want to thank our fans for their support as we seek answers.
"Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike and Stu"