Former LOSTPROPHETS frontman Ian Watkins allegedly hid a mobile phone inside his an*s while serving time at a British maximum security prison.
The singer is on trial at Leeds Crown Court for possessing a mobile phone in his cell at HMP Wakefield in Wakefield, West Yorkshire between March 4, 2018 and March 10, 2018.
According to Independent, Leeds Crown Court was told that the 42-year-old used the phone to contact a woman he previously had a relationship with.
Prosecutor Stephen Wood said:
“Between March 4 and March 10 2018 the defendant was in possession of a mobile phone while inside HMP Wakefield. He [Watkins] is the former frontman of well-known rock group LOSTPROPHETS.
“On March 10, a prison officer at HMP Wakefield went to the defendant’s cell, the intention was to remove the defendant to a sterile cell so he could be searched. The prison had received information the defendant was in possession of a phone. The defendant was searched and nothing was found.
“During the search, the defendant was asked if he had a mobile phone about him and he replied he did not. After the search, the defendant said his mother was traveling to visit him and he asked if he would still be allowed to see her. When the prison officer went back… he asked if he could still have the visit if he handed over the telephone. The officer asked if he had a phone and he [Watkins] replied that he did. The defendant reached in to his underwear and towards his an*s. After about ten seconds, the defendant then produced a small white telephone. It must have been inserted into the defendant’s an*s.”