Watkins 'conspired to rape a one-year-old girl,' court hears

Ian Watkins, lead singer of rock band Lostprophets, was remanded in custody today after appearing in court to face child sex abuse allegations.

The 35-year-old is alleged to have conspired with another woman to rape a one-year-old girl, Cardiff magistrates heard.

Ian Watkins of Lostprophets appeared in court today over sex charges. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

He also stands accused of two incidents of conspiring to engage in sexual touching with two young children.

The conspiracy charges related to a period between May 1 and Monday, while the indecent images related to a period between August 12 and Monday.

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Singer denies child sex charges

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has appeared in court to deny almost 24 sex offence charges, including two allegations of raping a one-year-old baby.