Earlier today, we reported the news that Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins, 35, from Wales, had been arrested and charged by the police over multiple counts of sexual offences relating to children (our original report can be read here). The latest update, provided by the BBC (and no doubt reported by many other news organisations) has provided further frankly horrific information about the charges.
It is now reported that Ian Watkins has been additionally charged with “Conspiracy to rape a One Year Old Girl”, as well as four counts of possession and distribution of images of children, raised from the original report of two counts. The already suggested charge of “Conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a girl of under 13” remains.
It is understood that Lostprophets singer Watkins is not admitting to any of the charges. Bail was refused for Watkins as well as the two women who was also arrested as part of the investigation. They are due to appear at Cardiff Crown Court on New Years Eve 2012.
Further updates and reaction to this horrible story as they develop will be reported here.
Anyone wishing to read the update from the BBC can do so here – BBC Story.