May 2016: Arthur Procter has now been released 

August 2015

Pensioner jailed after sexually abusing very vulnerable adult


A Blackburn man has been jailed at Preston Crown Court for 18 months after pleading guilty to a string of sexual offences against a vulnerable adult

Arthur Procter, 78, of Ferrier Close admitted three charges of sexual assault by penetration.

The court heard the 33-year-old victim suffers from severe brain damage and as a result has a mental age of just 13-years-old.

A psychologist said she would not have the capacity to consent.

The abuse took place over a 5-year period between 2009 and 2014.