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The defence team of Lostprophets lead singer Ian Watkins is making final comments to Cardiff Crown Court ahead of sentencing.
South Wales Police have reminded social media users on Twitter that an identification of co-defendants of Ian Watkins could lead to identification of their victims and is therefore against the law.
The prosecution in the case of Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been making final comments to court before sentencing.
The severity of the crimes of Watkins are being considered, and the judge has warned of a "very substantial sentence."
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) says questions are "rightly being asked" as to whether former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins could have been brought to justice sooner. Watkins will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to child sex offences last month.
The IPCC has announced it is investigating South Wales, South Yorkshire and Bedfordshire Police in connection with their handling of allegations that the 26 year-old was abusing children.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating South Wales, South Yorkshire and Bedfordshire Police in connection with their handling of allegations that the lead singer of the Lostprophets was abusing children. The former Lostprophets front man is due to be sentenced today.
The IPCC is investigating the effectiveness of their response to reports of abuse made to them between 2008 and 2012.
In January 2013, the IPCC began an independent investigation into South Wales Police to establish whether or not the force failed to take appropriate and timely actions in relation to information that they were in receipt of prior to Mr Watkins’ arrest in November 2012.
This followed an internal review by South Wales Police.
The IPCC is considering reports made to South Wales Police dating back to October 2008 and whether the enquiries conducted from this date onwards were appropriate under the circumstances.
A significant part of the IPCC investigation is focused on the actions of one officer, a detective sergeant, who is also being investigated in a separate case where it is alleged he failed to act on an allegation that a 15 year old girl had been raped.
The officer has been served with gross misconduct notices advising him that his conduct is subject to investigation.
South Wales Police say that the sentencing of Ian Watkins today does not mark the end of their investigation into his offences and they will continue to work to identify victims and witnesses.
Former rock star with the Lostprophets, Ian Watkins, is due to be sentenced later today after pleading guilty to child sex offences.
The 36 year-old admitted the offences last month.
Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, who has been convicted of child abuse is a "serial offender" police have told Radio 5 Live.
There may be more victims of the 36-year-old paedophile in the US and Germany.
Watkins will be sentenced later today.