Lostprophets singer charged over child sex offences

Ian Watkins
Ian Watkins, performing with his band at London's Alexandra Palace last month. Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

Ian Watkins, the lead singer of Welsh rock group Lostprophets, has been charged with sexual offences against children, South Wales Police have said.

The 35-year-old is charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13.

Watkins is one of three set to appear at Cardiff Magistrates Court over serious sexual charges.


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