We're sincerely hoping this isn't true.

Back in 2004, Welsh rock band Lostprophets went gold with their album Start Something and had their single "Last Train Home" reach No. 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock charts. They've still remained a success in the UK and their latest album, Weapons, released last April, hit the top 10 on the UK charts.

But frontman Ian Watkins has now been charged with multiple sex crimes against children and infants, including conspiracy to rape a one-year-old girl, according to BBC.

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Appearing before Cardiff magistrates yesterday, Ian faced five other charges including conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 13, as well as four counts of possession and distribution of indecent images of children. All of the illegal activity allegedly took place between May and December of this year. He has denied all charges against him, but his bail application was denied and he is due back in court on December 31.

"Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock. We are learning about the details of the investigation along with you," said the other band members in a statement. "It is a difficult time for us and our families, and we want to thank our fans for their support as we seek answers."

Ian was involved in a far milder sex scandal back in 2010, when photos hit the web of him engaging in what appeared to be sexual activity with an adult man.

Do you remember when the Lostprophets were big back in 2004?

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