Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins to Stand Trial in November
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:31:49
Lostprophets lead singer Ian Watkins, who stands accused of over 20 sexual offences involving children, including two charges of raping a baby and charges of possessing extreme animal porn, will go on trial in November. The trial is slated to begin on November 25. An application was filed to move the trial outside of Wales, but that was denied.
Watkins, 35, has denied the charges and vowed to clear his name.
Two unnamed women are also accused of sex crimes against children along with the singer.
The trial is expected to last for about a month.
Watkins was arrested in December of 2012. He has been in jail ever since.
This case is very polarizing, with some fans supporting the singer and believing he is being framed. Others are shocked and disgusted --as anyone would be-- by the charges and think that where there is smoke, there is fire.
The charges are heinous and if Watkins is guilty, then he gets what he deserves. But we need to remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and we will find out more facts and details once the trial begins in November.
Lostprophets fans, we'd love to hear your opinions on this case. What do you think? How do you feel?