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Former Girlfriend Of Ex-Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography (Updated)


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The ongoing probe surrounding convicted pedophile/former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has taken an unexpected turn. A former escort known to have had relations with Watkins named Joanne Mjadzelics (aka Joanna Majic) was quite vocal regarding the depravity Watkins was engaged in.

To that end Mjadzelics gave numerous interviews to the tabloids and press during Watkins‘ court proceedings condemning his behavior; while also stating that her many warnings to the police of his behavior went unanswered. Walesonline.co.uk are now reporting that the 38 year old Mjadzelics herself has been charged with possessing and distributing indecent images of children.

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She has been charged with four counts of possession of an indecent image of a child (level 4), two counts of distributing an indecent image of a child (level 1) and one count of encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence of distributing an indecent image of a child.

Senior Crown Prosecutor Suzanne Thomas for the Crown Prosecution Service Wales stated of the charges:

“As part of a wider police investigation, the Crown Prosecution Service was asked by South Wales Police to review evidence files relating to alleged offences committed by Joanne Mjadzelics.

I have reviewed this evidence in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Joanne Mjadzelics with four counts of possession of an indecent image, two counts of distributing an indecent image and one count of encouraging another to distribute an indecent image.

Accordingly, I have authorised South Wales Police to charge Ms Mjadzelics with these offences and she has been bailed to appear before Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on 21 March.

May I remind all concerned that Joanne Mjadzelics has a right to a fair trial. It is very important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings. For these reasons, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further.”

Watkins himself meanwhile is seeking to appeal the length of his 35 year prison sentence for various child sex related crimes.

Update – March 05th 7:49pm:

Further details have emerged regarding the charges Mjadzelics is facing. According to The Crown Prosecution Service, the charges include her asking Watkins himself for an indecent image of a child between May 09th-17th of 2011. Her alleged offences all took place in May and September of 2011. Those charges, according to the Crown Prosecution Service:

“The full charges are set out as follows:

1. On the 7th May 2011 you were in possession of an indecent image of a child (level 4) Contrary to S.160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988

2. On the 8th May 2011 you were in possession of an indecent image of a child (level 4) Contrary to S.160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988

3. On the 8th May 2011 you were in possession of an indecent image of a child (level 4) Contrary to S.160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988

4. On the 16th May 2011 you were in possession of an indecent image of a child (level 4) Contrary to S.160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988

5. Between the 9th May 2011 and the 17th May 2011 you did an act, namely asked Ian Watkins to send you an indecent image of a child, which was capable of encouraging or assisting the commission of an either way offence, namely distributing an indecent image of a child, believing that the offence would be committed and that your act would encourage or assist in its commission. Contrary to S.45 of the Serious Crime Act 2007

6. On the 30th September 2011 you distributed an indecent image of a child (level 1) Contrary to S.1 (1)(b) Protection of Children Act 1978

7. On the 30th September 2011 you distributed an indecent image of a child (level 1) Contrary to S.1 (1)(b) Protection of Children Act 1978”

Watkins himself was originally arrested on December 19th, 2012, along with the two females convicted in his case. Mjadzelics is next due in court on March 21st.

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