Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins arrested on child sex offence charges

The latest ‘celebrity’ arrested for charges of sexual offences against children is Ian Watkins,  the lead singer of Welsh rock group Lostprophets.

Ian Watkins, 35, of Pontypridd, will appear before Cardiff Magistrates on Wednesday 19th December 2012.

He is 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, have been charged with similar offences.

All three have been questioned at Cardiff Bay police station, said South Wales Police.

Ian Watkins was a co-founder of Pontypridd rock band Lostprophets in 1997.

The band has sold 3.5m albums worldwide and has had a UK number one album with Liberation Transmission.

The most recent album Weapons was their fifth and released in April this year; though the chances of hearing on the radio have taken a sudden nose dive; In a statement to The National Student, rock station Kerrang! Radio said that all Lostprophets music had been taken off the air as a precaution “until further notice“.

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