Peaches Geldof defends tweeting names of women in Ian Watkins child abuse case, says info was 'already online'

She's known for voicing her opinions on Twitter, but yesterday it landed her in hot water.

Peaches Geldof has defended herself after she tweeted the names of the two women involved in the Ian Watkins child … After tweeting the names of the women involved in the Ian Watkins child abuse case, it was suggested that Peaches Geldof could face criminal investigation, because victims in sexual abuse cases are automatically granted life-long anonymity.

But Peaches, 24, has now taken to Twitter again to defend herself against the backlash, saying that the names of the women who allegedly offered their children up to be abused by Ian Watkins, were already online.

Peaches Geldof took to Twitter to defend herself, saying that the names were already posted online. Copyright In another almighty Twitter rant, Peaches said: "For all of those out there tweeting me about naming the paedophile mothers involved in the Ian Watkins case, the names have been in the public domain since December 12th when the court named them and put them up on their website for all to see half of twitter had tweeted out the names also aside from my (now deleted) tweet."

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She continued: "The babies will most probably be given new identities to protect them from future abuse from other paedos who know who they are/ their names from the videos Watjins uploaded to Paedo websites." [sic]

Peaches Geldof is mum to two boys, Astala and Phaedra. Copyright [Instagram] Peaches went on to say: "The question of wether or not to give anonymity to criminals in cases like this will go on forever. However these women and Watkins will be gettings three meals a day, a double bed, cable TV etc- all funded by the tax payer alongside not being named apparently. It makes me sad." [sic]

The mother-of-two didn't stop there, though.

Peaches concluded her rant by saying: "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. Will check my facts before tweeting next time. apologies and lesson learned."

Ian Watkins has pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of children. Copyright It seems that Peaches has been inundated with criticism after she revealed the names of the two women, which in turn could lead to the identification of the children involved.

In her misjudged tweets yesterday, Peaches said: "'So apparently the names of the women who offered up their babies to be raped by Ian Watkins has already been released by the Welsh court...''

She then went on to post the names of the women, who until now have been referred to as 'Woman A' and 'Woman B'.

Peaches Geldof is known for making her opinions known on Twitter. Copyright [Rex] Peaches continued: "The papers MUST name "woman A & B" who offered up their own babies to this monster in the hopes of being close to their (majorly talentless) musical hero without a backward glance, as they are equal in their monstrosity. It sickens me to see-

''-just how far the cult of celebrity and super fandom has come when grown women are passing their own kids round. I hate the world sometimes.''

Peaches Geldof's tweets caused uproar yesterday. Copyright [Twitter] A spokeswoman for the Attorney General's Office responded to the tweets by saying: "We understand that the names of the co-defendants in the Ian Watkins case were posted online but have now been removed.

"As has been previously reported, the co-defendants were the mothers of the victims.

"Victims of sexual offences have automatic lifetime anonymity and the publication of names or information which can lead to their being identified is a criminal offence. This is a police matter."

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Fri, Nov 22, 2013 15:00 GMT