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Peaches Geldof apologises for naming Ian Watkins' co-defendants on Twitter

Peaches Geldof has issued an apology following her naming of two women involved in Ian Watkins’ child sex abuse case.

Ian Watkins of Welsh rock band Lostprophets admitted to a number of sex offences earlier this week – including the attempted rape of a baby.

As previously reported, Peaches – daughter of former Boomtown Rats star Bob Geldof - posted the names of Watkins’ female co-defendants on Twitter after reading them on other websites before deleting the message (Peaches' original, but censored, tweets can be seen in the image below). 

A court order for lifelong anonymity was granted to the two children whose mothers allowed Ian Watkins to abuse them. By revealing the identity of the mothers, Geldof compromised the anonymity of the victims.

However, Peaches took to Twitter once again to apologise for her previous messages on the social media site by stating:

“It makes me sad I deleted my tweets, however, and apologise for any offence caused as at the time of tweeting had only seen everyone tweeting the names at me so had assumed as they were also up on news websites and the crown courts public file that they had been released for public knowledge.”

She followed up with the message: “Will check my facts before tweeting next time. Apologies and lesson learned.”

Ian Watkins and the two mothers will be sentenced on December 19. 






Watch a news report on Ian Watkins below: