A sick paedophile who asked a mum if he could rape her daughters has been jailed for seven years.

Colin Waring, shared a child rape video during depraved internet messages with a woman called “Jennie”.

The disgusting dad-of-three went on to tell Jennie he wanted to rape her two girls, aged eight and 12, before he shared an image of his penis with “Ped Dad” - short for paedophile dad - scrawled on it.

However, what the pervert didn’t realise was that he was talking to police officers the whole time, who snared Waring for his crimes.

Liverpool Crown Court heard Waring spoke to the officer, who posed as Jennie on chat service Kik Messenger, between April 30 and May 5 last year.

He said he wanted Jennie to let him rape her eldest child “Emily”, who was supposedly 12, and her youngest daughter “Rachael”, who was said to be eight.

Waring sent her the two indecent images on May 4, 2020, according to LiverpoolEcho.

One was a “graphic” Category A video - the most serious category involving child rape - showing a girl who was just four-years-old.

The other was a Category B photo of a girl aged around four or five being sexually abused.

When arrested and confronted with the evidence, Waring pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing indecent images of children.

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However, he denied two counts of intentionally encouraging the commission of an offence, namely the rape of a child under 13.

Waring stood trial and told a jury he knew it was an undercover officer and what he said in the conversation was “fictional”.

Frances Willmott, prosecuting during the trial, said this was false and he had in fact intended to carry out the two rapes.

The jury convicted him by a majority of 11-1 this morning, following a five-day trial and more than four and a half hours of deliberation.

Waring breathed heavily in the dock and appeared to be hyperventilating when the guilty verdicts were returned.

Depraved Waring was sentenced to seven years behind bars at Liverpool Crown Court

Ember-Jade Wong, prosecuting today, said aggravating features of the case included the vulnerability of the children in the indecent images.

She said there were also “attempts to conceal evidence in this case, the defendant having deleted items from his mobile phone”.

Desmond Lennon, defending, said the length of any prison sentence would inevitably be increased because there were two children involved in the discussions with the undercover officer.

However, he said there was “no real victim in the sense of the word”, as the two daughters didn’t actually exist.

Mr Lennon said: “Having been a person as the court knows of hitherto good character prior to the onset of these proceedings, and having no experience of the criminal justice system in any way, shape or form, he now finds himself in a position of real jeopardy.

“The impact upon him will inevitably be of the greatest significance.”

The defence barrister said Waring would lose his job and his relationship with his partner was “floundering”.

He said: “As the court knows, there are three children. There are aspects of this case no doubt that have caused interest in respect of the welfare of those children.

“He will struggle to see them in the future and his future is bleak, to say the least.”

Judge Murray said Waring did believe Jennie was the mum of two young girls.

He said: “You asked her whether her children were sexually active.

“You said you wanted to commit the offence of rape of a child under the age of 13 with those children.

“You sent photos of your penis with the word “Ped dad” written on your penis by you, written by you to represent “paedophile dad”.”

The judge told Waring he had directed jurors not to convict him of the two offences unless they were sure “it was your intention to commit the offences of rape of a child under 13”.

He added: “The jury were clearly sure that was your intention.”

Judge Murray said if Waring had actually raped the two girls, he would have jailed him for 11 years.

The judge said he had to reduce this to reflect the fact there was not actually any child involved.

He said Waring was “an offender of particular concern” and jailed him for seven years, with an extended one year on licence.

This type of sentence means he must serve at least half of the term in prison - three and a half years - before he can apply to the Parole Board for his release.

He will only be released before the end of the seven years if he is no longer considered to be a risk and will then serve an additional year on licence.

Judge Murray ordered Waring to sign on the Sex Offenders Register and to comply with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life.

Anyone with information or who wants to report a sexual offence is asked to call 101 where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers or you can pass information to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.