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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Lostprophets' Watkins in court over 'plot to rape baby'

Ian Watkins of Lostprophets performs on stage at V Festival 2011. Credit: PA

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins is to appear in court today over allegations of plotting to rape a baby.

The 35-year-old vocalist is charged with conspiring to rape a child under the age of 13, and five other sex abuse charges.

Watkins was remanded in custody at previous hearing on December 31.

Two women, aged 20 and 24 from Doncaster and Bedford respectively, who cannot be named for legal reasons, face similar charges.

The hearing will be the first chance for Watkins to formally plead.

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