John Proctor
John Proctor has been jailed after arranging to sexually abuse two young girls Getty

Paedophile John Proctor has been jailed after travelling from Walsall to London to sexually abuse two girls aged eight and 10. The 59-year-old, of Druids Walk in Walsall struck up a conversation with the mother of the girls and detailed how he wanted to abuse them.

He was jailed at Harrow Crown Court for four-and-a-half years after being convicted of one count of arranging the commission of a child sex offence; three counts of distributing indecent images of a child; and six counts of possession of indecent images of a child.

Proctor made contact with a female in October 2015, who informed him she had two young daughters. He said he wanted access to the children and in a series of text messages described the ways in which he wanted to abuse them.

On 6 November 2015, Proctor travelled from his home address in the West Midlands to London to meet the mother and her two daughters, aged eight and 10 years. But at the pre-arranged meeting point of the Gateway Services on the M1 in north-west London, he was greeted by detectives from the Met's Sexual Offences, Child Abuse and Exploitation Command.

In his car, officers found indecent images of children, pornography, and a number of items officers believe he was planning to use during the sexual abuse against the two young girls. Following his arrest he was taken into custody at Wembley Police Station and subsequently charged. He appeared at court on the 23 November 2015 where he pleaded guilty to all offences.

Detective Constable Kate Suffolk, from the Sexual Offences, Child Abuse and Exploitation Command, said: "Proctor is a predatory offender who I have no doubt intended to carry out these offences. It is possible there may be further victims and I would urge anyone with knowledge of any offending to come forward."