Woman cleared in Lostprophets child porn case changes name

Joanne Mjadzelics
Joanne Mjadzelics
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A South Yorkshire woman cleared of child porn charges in a case involving a pop star has changed her name.

Joanne Mjadzelics, of Thorne Road, Doncaster, has swapped her name by deed poll after being cleared by Cardiff Crown Court.

The former girlfriend of paedophile rocker Ian Watkins, singer of the Lostprophets, said: “It has completely destroyed me because I have not been able to work.”

She said the charges meant people were not interested in giving her a job.

And she faced major expense paying for accommodation while on trial, leaving her struggling financially.

Now the former escort says she hopes to get involved with helping prostitutes get off the streets.

She said: “There is nothing in Doncaster. I want to see if there’s a way to get them off drugs and off the streets.”

The prosecution alleged Ms Mjadzelics was obsessed with the Lostprophets singer and would do anything to fuel his depraved desires.

But a jury accepted the 39-year-old was trying to entrap him by collecting evidence of his sex offending.

She was cleared of possessing indecent images of a child, inciting Watkins to send her illegal photos and sending pictures to him.