Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins due in court on child sex charges
Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins is due in court today to face child sex charges.
The Pontypridd singer will appear via video link at Cardiff Crown Court from Parc Prison, Bridgend.
The 35-year-old is charged with conspiring to rape a child under the age of 13 and conspiring to engage in sexual activity with a child under 13. He also faces three charges relating to possession and distribution of indecent photos, and a charge of possession of extreme pornography.
Today’s plea and case management hearing is due to get underway at 10am.
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The rock singer has been remanded in custody since December.
Two women, aged 20 and 24, who cannot be named for legal reasons, face similar charges.
In December the singer's band mates posted a message on their website: "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."
Lostprophets have sold more than 3.5 million records worldwide.