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.

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Probe into speed of singer's arrest

Ian Watkins is accused of conspiring to rape a child under the age of 13 and five other sex abuse charges. Credit: PA Wire

Police who dealt with the arrest of rock singer Ian Watkins over an alleged plot to rape a baby are under investigation over whether they acted quickly enough.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is looking at whether South Wales Police "failed to take appropriate and timely action" over information received about the Lostprophets frontman.

The 35-year-old vocalist was arrested in December with two women. He is accused of conspiring to rape a child under the age of 13 and five other sex abuse charges.

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