Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins denied bail
By Andy Malt | Published on Monday 14 January 2013
Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins was again denied bail at a hearing at Cardiff Crown Court last Thursday. Watkins is currently being held in custody at Parc Prison in Wales on child sexual abuse charges.
As previously reported, Watkins was arrested last month, accused of sexual offences against children, including conspiracy to rape a baby. He is also accused of possessing, making and distributing indecent images, and possessing “extreme” animal pornography. The charges relate to alleged crimes committed between May and December last year.
Forced to spend Christmas in prison, following his arrest in mid-December, Watkins was remanded in custody until at least 11 Mar at a hearing on New Year’s Eve. However, a new application for bail was submitted, which was the subject of last week’s hearing. As with the 31 Dec session, Watkins appeared in court via a video link from prison.
Watkins denies the allegations against him. Two women are also charged with similar offences.