13:43 20 December 2012
Ian Watkins, Lostprophet’s lead singer, has been charged together with two women, with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession/distribution of indecent images of children.
The 35-year-old singer is due in court on Wednesday. According to South Wales Police, the three were questioned at Cardiff Bay police.
Det Insp Peter Doyle, the senior investigating officer, urged the public to come forward if they know any information relevant to safeguarding children against such offences.
He said: "Specially-trained staff are available to speak to anyone with concerns or information regarding this investigation and a dedicated telephone number has been set up.
"I want to encourage anyone who has any concerns or information which they think may be relevant to contact us.
"Safeguarding children involved in such cases is always a high priority and as such measures have already been taken."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Operation Globe incident room on 0800 056 0154; or NSPCC on 0800 389 5347.
An email address is also available: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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