Doncaster woman in court over child sex offences

A woman from Doncaster has appeared in court alongside Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins to face allegations of child sex offences.

The 20-year-old cannot be named for legal reasons. She was arrested with a 24-year-old woman and the 35-year-old vocalist earlier this month.

Watkins has been charged with conspiring to rape a child under the age of 13, and faces five other sex abuse charges. They include conspiring to engage in sexual activity with two young children as well as making, downloading and distributing child pornography and accessing "extreme pornography".

The trio appeared at Cardiff Crown Court via video-link.

All three only spoke to confirm their names at the preliminary hearing, which lasted less than 10 minutes.

Watkins was refused bail and remanded in custody with a plea and case management hearing scheduled at Cardiff Crown Court for March 11.