Joanne Mjadzelics charged over indecent images in Ian Watkins inquiry

Joanne Mjadzelics Joanne Mjadzelics will appear at Cardiff magistrates' court later this month

A 38-year-old woman has been charged over indecent images of children as part of the investigation into Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins.

Joanne Mjadzelics faces four counts of possession of an indecent image, two counts of distributing an indecent image and one count of encouraging another to distribute an indecent image.

She was charged as part of Operation Globe, South Wales Police confirmed.

Ms Mjadzelics has been bailed.

She will appear at Cardiff magistrates' court on 21 March.

Suzanne Thomas, senior crown prosecutor, said: "As part of a wider police investigation, the Crown Prosecution Service was asked by South Wales Police to review evidence files relating to alleged offences committed by Joanne Mjadzelics.

"I have reviewed this evidence in accordance with the code for crown prosecutors and concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Joanne Mjadzelics with four counts of possession of an indecent image, two counts of distributing an indecent image and one count of encouraging another to distribute an indecent image."

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Independent Police Complaints Commission said the charges against Ms Mjadzelics had no bearing on its continued investigation into the responses of three police forces to allegations that Ian Watkins was abusing children.

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