Ian Watkins ex pleads not guilty over indecent images

The ex-lover of jailed paedophile and former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has pleaded not guilty to charges relating to indecent images of children.

Joanne Mjadzelics appeared before Cardiff Crown Court and officials confirmed the 38-year-old defendant from Doncaster pleaded not guilty to seven charges.

Joanne Mjadzelics. Credit: ITV News

Six relate to the alleged possession and distribution of indecent images of children. The other relates to an allegation that she encouraged Watkins to send her an indecent image of a child.

Mjadzelics, who was granted bail, will go on trial on January 5 next year. Watkins, 36, is serving a 35-year jail term for a string of sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby. Two of his female co-defendants, who cannot be named, were given 14 and 16 years custodial terms.