Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Watkins due to face baby rape trial

Ian Watkins will stand trial accused of baby rape and other sex offences

Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins will stand trial today accused of a raping a baby.

The 36-year-old, who has been remanded in custody since being charged last year, denies 24 sexual offences.

The charges he faces include raping a baby, sexually assaulting a baby and conspiring to rape a child.

He also has been accused of possessing, making and distributing indecent images of children.

His trial at Cardiff Crown Court is set to last around three weeks.

Two women, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also face sexual offence accusations as part of the case.

All three defendants face a total of 32 charges.

Last month the remaining members of rock act Lostprophets, who have sold around 3.5 million records since their formation in 1997, announced the band had split up.

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