Ian Watkins

Ian Watkins

Lostprophets' Ian Watkins has been remanded in custody to face trial.

The British vocalist with the 'Last Summer' rockers - who is facing a total of six counts relating to child sex offences after being charged with conspiracy to rape a girl under the age of 13 and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a male minor - has been remanded in custody for another ten weeks.

Dressed in a black suit, the singer appeared in Cardiff Crown Court this morning (31.12.12) via video link - and only spoke to confirm his name at the preliminary hearing, which lasted less than 10 minutes.

Ian spent Christmas in Parc Prison in Bridgend, South Wales, after being remanded on December 19.

The rocker's mother Elaine was among those present in the public gallery, according to the MailOnline.com.

An application for bail was adjourned for another hearing to take his plea on the charges on March 11, 2013.

The 35-year-old star - who once dated presenter Fearne Cotton - has been charged with: Conspiracy to rape a child aged under 13; conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child aged under 13; possession of indecent images of children; making indecent images of children; distributing indecent images of children and possessing extreme pornography.

The charges relate to alleged offences that took place between May and December of this year.

Also appearing via video link from jail were two English women - a 20-year-old and a 24-year-old - who are also charged in connection with the alleged offences. However, the 20-year-old does not face a charge of conspiracy to rape.