A barrister who was caught by police having travelled across the country to sexually abuse who he believed to be a 13-year-old schoolgirl has been jailed.
Guy Sims, 53, talked to two people online who he thought were teenage girls using social media platforms Mylol and Kik.
He posed as an 18-year-old calling himself 'markbatx' and 'markviva' and made arrangements to meet one of the girls.
Sims then travelled 150 miles from Cambridge to Portsmouth with the intention of engaging in sexual activity.
When he arrived, he was arrested by officers who found he had cider and a condom on his person, as well as camouflage leaf netting in his car.
He had also made arrangements to meet another of the girls either on his way home or on the way to Portsmouth on the same day for sexual activity.
Sims, from Bedford, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on Wednesday at Oxford Crown Court.
Guy Sims (pictured above), 53, travelled 150 miles