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LOSTPROPHETS SINGER IAN WATKINS HELD UNTIL MARCH TRIAL ON CHILD SEX CHARGES

lostprophets.Watkins1Lostprophets lead singer, Ian Watkins, appeared before court today (December 31) on alleged child sex offense charges, including conspiracy to rape a one-year-old girl.  

In addition to being charged with conspiring to rape a child under the age of 13, Watkins faces five other sex abuse charges.  Those charges  include conspiring to engage in sexual activity with two young children as well as making, downloading and distributing child pornography and accessing  “extreme pornography” – relating to animals.

Watkins appeared wearing a black suit, shirt and tie via video link at Cardiff Crown Court from Parc Prison, Bridgend (Wales).   Two  female defendants in the case, aged 20 and 24 from Doncaster and Bedford, appeared as well.   Watkins spoke only to give his name at the hearing which lasted ten minutes. All three defendants have been remanded further in custody, with a plea and case management hearing scheduled for March 11, 2013  according to reports from BBC News.

The 35-year-old, whose band has sold more than 3.5 million records worldwide, was arrested with the lostprophets.pic2two women earlier this month.   He was remanded in custody over the Christmas period, along with two other women – who also face similar charges, but cannot be named for unknown legal reasons.  

Lost Prophets released a statement the day after Watkins’ arrest expressing shock.  No further statements have been issued.  

 

 

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1 Comment on LOSTPROPHETS SINGER IAN WATKINS HELD UNTIL MARCH TRIAL ON CHILD SEX CHARGES

  1. carolineredbrook // November 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm // Reply

    Accused pedophiles like Watkins, Sylvain Kustyan, Jerry Sandusky, etc. (and their enablers) must be apprehended before they have years to continue to destroy young lives. Sandusky and Watkins are now safely behind bars. But unfortunately, Kustyan, who has been formally charged with two counts each of 1st Degree Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a ten-year-old little boy, fled to avoid imminent arrest. Kustyan, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Hermin/ Mazingarbe, France,as an English teacher, has led numerous groups of schoolchildren on trips to the US, the UK and Ireland. Kustyan is now a fugitive from the law. Perpetrators condemn their victims to a lifetime of emotional and psychological trauma and often permanent physical ailments as well. Since the average pedophile has 300 different victims in their lifetime and since the recidivism rate among pedophiles is virtually 100% and since there is no effective treatment and no known cure, they and their enablers must be stopped ASAP!

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