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Lostprophets rock star Ian Watkins on child sex offence charges

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Not sure if there are any Lostprophets fans on here or not:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-20779665

The lead singer of Welsh rock group Lostprophets has been charged with sexual offences against children.

Ian Watkins, 35, of Pontypridd, will appear before Cardiff magistrates on Wednesday.

He is charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession/distribution of indecent images of children.

It's almost ironic, given that the frontmen of so many twee pop-rock/emo bands in that vein have such an enormous pre-teen fanbase. Gotta wonder if it'll lead to the likes of Pete Wentz or Gerrard Way being investigated, purely because they have/had a huge number of young female fans?

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It's almost ironic, given that the frontmen of so many twee pop-rock/emo bands in that vein have such an enormous pre-teen fanbase. Gotta wonder if it'll lead to the likes of Pete Wentz or Gerrard Way being investigated, purely because they have/had a huge number of young female fans?

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Is he getting investigated solely because his band has a big teeny bopper fan base? The report suggests that he has a bunch of kiddie porn on his computer.

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Yeah it seems he was distributing pictures of kids, and trying to shag a 13 year old. Could be the same girl and he didnt know i guess, but we will find out. Dodgy stuff anyway.

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Yeah it seems he was distributing pictures of kids, and trying to shag a 13 year old. Could be the same girl and he didnt know i guess, but we will find out. Dodgy stuff anyway.

It says under 13, not a 13 year old. Her actual age is not specified.

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I need to read better.

Whats the significance of the age 13? Is something more legal after a kid hits 14?

In Scotland it is apprently...
However' date=' consensual sex with a girl aged between 13 and 16 is not rape, but a lesser offence; on 1 December 2010 this has been given the specific name of "having intercourse with an older child".

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Is he getting investigated solely because his band has a big teeny bopper fan base? The report suggests that he has a bunch of kiddie porn on his computer.

Nooo no, he's getting investigated because he was accused of fucking a kid and having kiddie porn on his computer - BUT since he has a big teeny bopper fanbase I'm wondering if it'll lead to more accusations against similar celebrities, or if it may even lead to investigations into the lives of other people purely because of their teeny bopper fanbases.

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I only remember it cos it was pointed out once and I thought "how the fuck is that a lesser offense? nobody is gonna defend themselves by saying 'I didn't have sex with children, only older children."

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Are you serious? That's absolutely ridiculous.

Completely and utterly, but there is a whole thread here dedicated to ridiculous news...

I've heard far stupider things in the news that "this one guy with a teeny bopper fanbase is fucking them, I wonder if anyone else with a huge teeny bopper fanbase is fucking them..?"

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