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Ex of paedophile rock star Ian Watkins is cleared of possessing indecent images of children

Published January 14, 2015 by misty534

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The ex-girlfriend of convicted paedophile rock star Ian Watkins has been cleared of possessing indecent images of children.

It was alleged that Joanne Mjadzelics was obsessed with the Lostprophets singer and would do anything to fuel his depraved desires.

But Mjadzelics, 39, of Doncaster, claimed she was trying to entrap him by collecting evidence of his sex offending.

After more than 14 hours of deliberations, the jury at Cardiff Crown Court cleared her of four counts of possessing indecent images of a child, one of incitingWatkins to send her illegal photographs and two of sending pictures to Watkins.

The court heard that Mjadzelics embarked on a three-year campaign to try and bring Watkins to justice.

Watkins was handed a 35-year sentence for a string of sexual offences – including the attempted rape of a fan’s baby. Two female accomplices were also given lengthy prison terms as well.

Jail: former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins 

Mjadzelics said she was prepared to go to extraordinary lengths to entrap the disgraced singer after saying her complaints about him were not taken seriously by police.

As well as continuing to sleep with Watkins, she also risked jail by getting him to send indecent images of children and have online sex conversations about abusing children.

The 39-year-old mother-of-one insisted the lurid chats as well as her apology to Watkins for threatening to report him were all an act to collect evidence.

Mjadzelics wept after being told by Judge Eleri Rees she was free to go.

The London Evening Standard