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Joanne Mjadzelics, Former Lover Of Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Denies Indecent Image Charges

21/03/2014 11:52 GMT | Updated 21/03/2014 12:59 GMT

The former girlfriend of paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has denied encouraging him to send her indecent images of children.

Joanne Mjadzelics pleaded not guilty to seven sexual offences via video link at Cardiff Magistrates Court on Friday.

Four relate to the 38-year-old defendant being in possession of an indecent photograph of a child.

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Joanne Mjadzelics was charged in relation to the investigation into Ian Watkins

And as well as two charges of distributing child pornography, the court heard Mjadzelics is also charged with encouraging Watkins to send her illegal images.

Watkins, 36, is currently serving a 35-year prison term for a string of child sex offences, including two counts of attempting to rape a baby.

The charges against of Mjadzelics, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, relate to a period between May and September 2011.

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Watkins was jailed in December

The defendant spoke only to confirm her name age and address before denying the offences.

Mjadzelics, who was granted bail, was told to appear at Cardiff Crown Court on 7 April.