A 48-year-old man has been sentenced to two years and eleven months in prison for inciting a child into pornography.

Rufus Ffoulkes, of Alexander Road, Lowestoft, has 58 previous convictions, mostly for fraud and theft. In 1981 he was convicted for having sex with a 13-year-old boy.

Floulkes recruited young men for his homemade porn films from the website Gaydar.

One brought along the 16-year-old boy.

Ffoulkes paid the teenager £500 to appear in a photoshoot then directed him in a bareback porn film.

The prosecution told the court that the 16-year-old was later concerned at having unprotected sex.

“Distasteful though this sort of activity is, the reality is that the gay pornography industry is sizeable and apart from the age of this young man, is legal,” Miranda Bevan, Ffoulkes’ lawyer, said, according to edp24.co.uk

“Unprotected sex is standard in the gay porn industry.

“He genuinely believed that this individual was over 18 but accepts that his belief was unreasonable and he should have conducted further checks.”

Ffoulkes, who had pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial, was sentenced to two years and eleven months, placed on the sex offenders register, banned from using the internet to recruit young men and from working with children.

He was also sentenced to 12 months, to run concurrently, for deception.

The cheques he wrote to pay his porn performers bounced.