Trial of Lostprophets' Ian Watkins to start in November

Ian Watkins Ian Watkins has denied 23 sexual offences involving children, including two charges of raping a baby

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Lostprophets lead singer Ian Watkins will go on trial later this year accused of 23 sexual offences involving children including two charges of raping a baby.

The rock band's 35-year-old front man, from Pontypridd, denies all the charges while two women are also charged with sexual offences against children.

All three appeared before Cardiff Crown Court via video link.

The trial date was set for 25 November and is expected to last a month.

An application to transfer the trial venue outside of Wales was denied.

The band, which has sold 3.5m albums around the world, was co-founded by the singer in 1997.

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