Lostprophets frontman to face trial in November

By | Published on Friday 7 June 2013

Ian Watkins

Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins will stand trial on various sexual offences on 25 Nov, he was told at a hearing at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday, according to Wales Online. This was Watkins’ second appearance at the court this week, having appeared on Monday to enter his plea of not guilty.

As previously reported, Watkins faces 24 charges, including two relating to the rape of a one year old girl; several other instances of child abuse; making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children; and owning “extreme” pornography involving an animal. Two women also face similar charges. All three deny all the accusations against them.

As has been the case throughout, Watkins appeared in court via videolink from Parc Prison in Bridgend, as did one of the women. The second woman was absent. All three remain in custody, where they are expected to stay until the trial is complete. This means when the trial begins, they will have been incarcerated for almost a year already.

The next hearing set is a case management session on 12 Aug.