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By Lina Bastidas On January 11, 2013

Lostprophets Frontman Ian Watkins Refused Bail Amid Child Sexual Assault Charges

The singer has been told by a court for the second time he must remain in custody

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Lostprophets Frontman Ian Watkins Refused Bail Amid Child Sexual Assault Charges

Lostprophets rock star Ian Watkins has had his application for bail, over child sex charges, rejected by the court on Thursday.

The 34-year-old has been charged with several child sex offences including conspiring to rape a one-year-old, in addition to possessing and distributing child pornographic material including extreme animal pornography.

According to the Daily Mail, the court heard 40 images of children and child abuse are being investigated by the police.

A judge at Cardiff Crown Court earlier rejected Watkins' plea for bail and he must now remain in custody until January 13 when another hearing is scheduled.

Watkins was initially denied bail just before Christmas and was forced to spend the festive holidays behind bars at Parc Prison in Wales.

The remaining members of the band released a statement shortly after the charges were made public, saying they were "shocked" to learn the news of Watkins' arrest.

"Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock," the statement read.

"We are learning about the details of the investigation along with you. It is a difficult time for us and our families, and we want to thank our fans for their support as we seek answers."

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