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Author:   EricF
Date:   Dec 20, 12 at 10:05am (PST)
Subject:   Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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Original news

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Ian Watkins, lead singer of Lostprophets, has been arrested and charged with child sex offences.

The singer has been charged with possession and distribution of indecent images of children, and he has also been charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under the age of 13.

Watkins will face Cardiff Crown Court today (Wednesday, December 19, 2012). Two women aged 20 and 24 from Doncaster and Bedford may also face similar charges in the investigation.

Senior Investigating Officer Peter Doyle said: "Specially trained staff are available to speak to anyone with concerns or information regarding this investigation and a dedicated telephone number has been set up.

"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."

The band has sold over 3.5 million albums worldwide and their fifth studio album, 'Weapons,' reached number nine on the UK album chart this year.
"Watkins is also alleged to have conspired to rape a one-year-old girl with another woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons"

The band's most recent statement.

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'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. Signed, Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike and Stu.'
This is some serious shit!



Author:   Bollo
Date:   Dec 20, 12 at 10:18am (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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You forgot the extreme animal porn.

I don't see how they can charge him with possession and release his name unless they're 99% sure he's guilty. Pretty crazy, completely sickening as well. There's something going round that was like a comment board thing from around January this year of people talking about it, I'll see if I can find it, was fairly strange reading that.

edit: there ya go, gotta scroll down a bit http://t.co/AaEvYYrw



Author:   EricF
Date:   Dec 20, 12 at 10:26am (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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Wow, it's amazing how far back some of those comments date. Quote from a guy there:

"idk how long hes had h i v (or if he has H I V, im not the same person as the A I D S and pregnant commenter) but i do know in 09 a girl whose name i wont mention for her privacy found info on his computer on how to drug children. he told her he was thinking of giving kids drugs and you know what else. he probably started around that time." - 11 months ago



Author:   Generation
Date:   Dec 20, 12 at 10:33am (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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Once charged with a criminal offence, a person's name is nearly always released. There obviously are some exceptions (children etc.) but for the majority of the time they'll be released whether they are ultimately found guilty or not.



Author:   EricF
Date:   Dec 20, 12 at 10:40am (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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Holy shit...

"Came forward we'd get this paedo where he belongs, away from kids for good, he used to frighten me with his talk about what he wants to do to babies, not just girls baby boys too. I wish I'd done something when I had the chance" - 12 months ago

12 months ago, you'd have thought this guy was a really poor troll.



Author:   Wakaman
Date:   Dec 21, 12 at 1:37pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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Man, this is some seriously *bleep*ed up shit. You'd think that this guy would've been arrested sooner with how much those guys talked about his ways.

And raping animals? *bleep*.

By the looks of those comments the band new what he did.

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happened when they had the huge fall out because she betrayed him three years ago by reporting him to the police, I don't know the full details but that's what happened. You ask why he gets away with things, well, that's a silly question. Why does any celebrity get away with things should be the question. He's not the only celeb to be getting away things like this, the world is full of them and it's pretty retarded of you to think otherwise
Four years ago holy crap.




Author:   Darnit
Date:   Dec 21, 12 at 1:40pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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Does this mean they'll stop putting out terrible music?



Author:   BlackLabel
Date:   Dec 21, 12 at 2:50pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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quote Darnit
Does this mean they'll stop putting out terrible music?
Probably not though it may mean they get a better vocalist seeing as Ian Watkins has never been a good vocalist. I don't think they will stop though.



Author:   Star of Spurs
Date:   Dec 21, 12 at 3:07pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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quote EricF
Why is she not allowed to be named but he is?

Saw them live this year. Horrible stuff if true, which is sounding increasingly likely.



Author:   dxnation
Date:   Dec 21, 12 at 3:23pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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Utterly shocked and disgusted at this.. Never would have suspected him. :/

quote Star of Spurs
Why is she not allowed to be named but he is?
Usually to protect innocent parties who may be involved or connected to the crime being investigated. The woman may have children, for example. Hard to say really until more details are published.



Author:   Paranoid Android
Date:   Dec 21, 12 at 3:29pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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I will probably never listen to them again, tbh.



Author:   Star of Spurs
Date:   Dec 21, 12 at 3:36pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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quote Paranoid Android
I will probably never listen to them again, tbh.
Why?

There are five other members of the band. Lostprophets are not Ian Watkins.



Author:   BlackLabel
Date:   Dec 21, 12 at 3:36pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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quote dxnation
quote Star of Spurs
Why is she not allowed to be named but he is?
Usually to protect innocent parties who may be involved or connected to the crime being investigated. The woman may have children, for example. Hard to say really until more details are published.
When it's put like that it makes it more likely that they have hard evidence against Ian but not so much if any for the other two. I did think when he was outed by the Police that they wouldn't have done it for a crime like this if they had a doubt about his guilt.



Author:   Paranoid Android
Date:   Dec 21, 12 at 3:41pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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quote Star of Spurs
quote Paranoid Android
I will probably never listen to them again, tbh.
Why?

There are five other members of the band. Lostprophets are not Ian Watkins.
Because from now on, when I hear them, I'll always remember this stuff on Ian Watkins.



Author:   Wilhelm Ryan
Date:   Dec 22, 12 at 8:55am (PST)
Subject:   re: Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins 'child sex offences' allegations
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Wowow, what a sick bastard. Sadly, can't say I'm surprised by shit like this anymore, as you see it damn-near every day in the news; "famous musician" or not. Had no idea who Ian Watkins was prior to his... I had heard of the band, but never really listened to them.


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