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Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins On Suicide Watch, Accused Female In His Case Admits Her Own Guilt


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A report over at the Independent.ie has word that Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has been placed on suicide watch “five times an hour” while awaiting trial. He stands accused of 24 sex offenses.

Those charges include two counts of raping one child (allegedly around the age of one years old) in April 2012 and conspiring to rape/sexually assault another child between August and October of the same year. Possession of bestiality and more is also among the charges. Thus far he has denied all charges.

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Watkins appeared in court via video-link this morning where his attorney Sally O’Neill argued that he should be transferred out of HM Parc Prison, where he is currently being held, to a psychiatric facility. O’Neill is quoted as saying:

“He has been seen by a clinical psychologist and she believes he should be receiving anti-psychotic medication… She wants him to be taken to a secure hospital for assessment and treatment.”

Watkins stands accused of the charges alongside two unnamed women, who also appeared in court today. One of the women, who is 24 years old, continues to deny all charges; while the other, who is aged 20, has apparently now admitted to sexually touching a child and taking and distributing images of it.

The trio will remain in custody with their hearing adjourned until October 14th.

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