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Paedophile rock star Ian Watkins 'could have been caught sooner'

Calls have been made for an inquiry into claims paedophile rock star Ian Watkins could have been caught sooner.

BBC Wales has new evidence that social services were told in 2008 about a young girl who was pictured with what was claimed to be cocaine.

Rhondda Cynon Taf council said it acted "in line with agreed procedures".

The Pontypridd-born Lostprophets singer was jailed for 29 years last December after admitting a catalogue of serious sex offences involving children.

Watkins, 36, admitted the attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13 but pleaded not guilty to rape.

Tim Rogers reports.

Week In Week Out: The Valleys Boy Who Became a Monster - Tuesday, 18 February on BBC One Wales at 22:35 GMT.

  • 18 Feb 2014
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