Peaches Geldof has apologised for tweeting the names of the two mothers whose babies were involved in abuse by disgraced rock star Ian Watkins.
In a series of tweets posted today the TV presenter explained that she had assumed the names were already "public knowledge".
"I deleted my tweets, however, and apologise for any offence caused as at the time of tweeting had only seen everyone tweeting the names at me so had assumed as they were also up on news websites and the crown courts public file that they had been released for public knowledge," she explained.
"Will check my facts before tweeting next time. Apologies and lesson learned."
Her comments come after detectives confirmed last night that they were investigating reports of what she had done and were in talks with prosecutors.
We are aware that the names of Ian Watkins' co- defendants have been published on social media channels.
Clearly, there is strong public feeling about this case and many people are using social media forums to talk about the issues involved.
We are currently in consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service regarding the matter and will take action if appropriate.
Our primary objective as an organisation remains the safeguarding of vulnerable people and children.
Victims of sexual abuse have a right to anonymity in order to protect their future welfare and we urge those discussing the issues raised online to be careful about using information that identifies victims in cases like this.
– Detective Chief Inspector Peter Doyle of South Wales Police
South Wales Police force has said it is in talks with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) over reports that Peaches Geldof named on Twitter two women who allowed their babies to be abused by disgraced rock star Ian Watkins.
Peaches Geldof and her husband Tom Cohen are expecting their second child.
The 23-year-old, who has a son called Astala, is three-and-a-half months pregnant and the couple have already decided a name for the baby boy - Phaedra - inspired by an ancient Greek play and one of their favourite songs.
Having only given birth six months ago, Peaches admitted it was "quite a shock" when she found out she was pregnant again, she told Hello! magazine: "I did have a momentary panic and go, 'Oh my God, we're going to have a one-year-old and a one-month-old! How will we cope?"
She added: "Tom was so supportive and relaxed, it banished my doubts and I started imagining the two boys growing up together as the best of friends. There are massive benefits to having two children so close together".