Ian Watkins: A determined and committed paedophile PIC: South Wales Police
Ian Watkins has been sentenced to 35 years in jail after admitting a string of child sex offences.South wales Police

A teen in a Welsh care system is "disgusted" he spent time on the same prison wing as Lost Prophets paedophile Ian Watkins.

Leon Meisl went into care at the age of 12 and had been in prison for burglary, but was transferred to the notorious wing at Parc Prison, Bridgend, when he turned 18.

During his two month stint at the institution, Meisl spent time in the young offenders' section at the prison but was moved on his birthday to the wing where Watkins was housed.

Disgraced Lost Prophets singer Watkins admitted in November to 13 offences including conspiring to rape a baby boy. He changed his plea from not guilty to guilty at the last minute and was described by Justice Royve as a "committed" paedohpile who was "potentially the most dangerous sex offender" he had encountered.

Meisl also claimed he shared the wing with child-killer Carl Mills, who murdered his six-month-old daughter Kimberley, girlfriend Kayleigh, 17, and her mother, Kim Buckley, 46, in a fire at their home in Torfaen, Wales, last year.

He complained: "I'm just disgusted that I was put on the same wing as them.

"The murderer [Carl Mills] used to say that when he got out of prison he was going to get his daughter's name tattooed on his arm and get a bottle of cider. That was the first thing he wanted to do.

"[Ian Watkins] told me he wanted to go and take meth."

A Prison Service spokesman said prisoners are placed in establishments most suited to managing their individual needs and level of risk.