After being detained on charges of child pornography and conspiracy to rape a child, 35-year-old British singer Ian Watkins of the metal band Lostprophets is now set to stand trial on the grim allegations.
As reported in the Guardian, Watkins has vehemently refuted the charges, releasing a statement via his lawyer, Sarah Willams-Martin, after the case was addressed at Cardiff crown court this week.
“Mr. Watkins furiously denies all of the charges and allegations made,” reads the statement. “He intends to fight to the bitter end to clear his name. He wishes to thank the fans, family and friends for the constant love and support they have given and continue to give throughout this testing time.”