‘LostProphets‘ singer and frontman Ian Watkins was arrested in a shocking move by South Wales Police yesterday. He is currently facing 6 criminal charges, including conspiracy to rape a 1 year old baby with a woman. He also stood accused of conspiring to engage in sexual activity with 2 children aged under 13; possessing and distributing indecent images of children, and possessing extreme animal pornography.
His bandmates Jamie Oliver, Lee Gaze, Mike Lewis, Stuart Richardson and Luke Johnson issued a brief statement on their website last night: “Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock. We are learning about the details of the investigation along with you. It is a difficult time for us and our families, and we want to thank our fans for their support as we seek answers.”
Yesterday he appeared at Cardiff‘s ‘Magistrates Court‘, and was denied his lawyer’s plea for bail, meaning that he will be remanded in custody until his next court appearance on December 31.