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Star charged over child offences

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

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Welsh rock star charged over child sex offences

South Wales Police say singer Ian Watkins of Welsh rock band Lostprophets has been charged with sexual offences against children.

35-year-old Watkins from Pontypridd is one of three people due to appear in court after being questioned by police in Cardiff.

He has been charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession / distribution of indecent images of children.

The investigation continues.

I want to encourage anyone who has any concerns or information which they think may be relevant to contact us.

Safeguarding children involved in such cases is always a high priority and as such measures have already been taken.

– Detective Inspector Peter Doyle, South Wales Police

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