Updated 08:29 PM EST, Wed, Dec 08, 2021

Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins' Ex-Girlfriend Charged With Possession of Indecent Images of Children

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The former girlfriend of Lostprophets singer and convicted pedophile Ian Watkins has denied charges relating to the possession and distribution of pornographic images of children.

Joanne Mjadzelics, 38, was charged with several sex offences as part of the Operation Globe investigation and was accused of encouraging the British singer to send her indecent images of children, reports the Huffington Post UK.

Last year, Watkins, 36, pleaded guilty to 13 child sex offenses, including the attempted rape of a baby, in November at the Cardiff Crown Court, reports Sky News. The disgraced rocker was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

On March 21, Mjadzelics pleaded not guilty to seven sexual offences, which include four counts of possession of an indecent image of a child and two counts of distributing an indecent image of a child. In addition, she has been charged with encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence of distributing an indecent image of a child.

Watkins will serve 29 years in jail and remain under police supervision for the last six years. He will be up for parole only after serving two-thirds of the sentence.

Watkins was convicted of sexually touching a women's 11-month-old baby before trying to have sex with the toddler. He also lured a fan to abuse her child during a webcam chat, in addition to secretly stashing child porn videos, some of which he had made himself.

The unidentified women, aged 21 and 25, will be jailed for 14 years and 17 years respectively, reports the BBC.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Doyle described Watkins as a "committed, organized pedophile," who displayed "no empathy, no sympathy or any remorse."

A couple of days after he admitted to the attempted rape in court, Watkins talked to a female fan from prison, referring to the incident as "mega lolz," according to The Guardian.

"I'm going to put out a statement on the 18th just to say it was mega lolz. I do not know what everybody is getting so freaked out about," he said, according to a transcript of the conversation. "It was like either I go up there and say: 'Come on it was not that bad. Nobody got hurt,' [or] try to win them over with my charm."

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