Ian Watkins’ ex-girlfriend’s trial set for September

An ex-girlfriend of shamed rocker Ian Watkins will stand trial in September (14) on charges of possessing and distributing indecent images of children. The Lostprophets frontman was sentenced to 35 years behind bars in 2013 after he was found guilty of a number of child sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby.
Now his former lover Joanne Mjadzelics, who dated the singer on and off from 2008, is facing trial on six charges of possessing and distributing indecent images of children and one count of encouraging another to distribute an indecent image.
She appeared at Newport Crown Court in Wales on Monday (07Apr14) via video link from Doncaster Magistrates’ Court in England for a preliminary hearing, during which her trial was set to begin on 8 September (14) at Cardiff Crown Court.
Mjadzelics, from Doncaster, who pleaded not guilty to the charges via video link last month (Mar14), will attend a plea hearing in person on 11 July (14).