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09th Oct 2017

Child taken into care after Ian Watkins ‘groomed’ mum from jail

Her daughter is two-years-old.

A young child has been taken into care after her mum was reportedly “groomed” by Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins.

The former singer is alleged to have joked with the 21-year-old mum about seeing her two-year-old daughter seeing her have sex.

The 40-year-old, who is serving 35 years behind bars for child sex crimes, including the attempted rape of a baby, is believed to have been writing to the woman who has been a fan of his since she was 16.

The Sun on Sunday reports that the mum visited him at the high-security Wakefield Jail, and Watkins  had told her he loved her and asked her to wear an engagement ring.

The young mum reportedly told a friend that she would not let Watkins near her daughter, but the toddler has been taken into care and her mobile phone and laptop have been taken away.

According to a friend of the woman, the mum believed Watkins was innocent and wrote him the letters to let him know people still cared about him.

A spokesman for the NSPCC told the publication:

“This is an absolute shambles. We’re sickened. It’s utterly bewildering that he could carry on grooming.

“It shows contempt for children he abused, and raises serious questions about supervision.”