A perverted pensioner who paid to watch two children having sex over the internet in another country has been jailed for three years four months.
Officers discovered what Brian David Fox had been up to when they executed a search warrant at his Mirfield home on August 31, 2012 and seized computer equipment on which indecent images were then found.
But Philip Adams prosecuting told Leeds Crown Court the officers also discovered a number of chat logs including exchanges with a youth in the Phillipines.
They revealed that the youth, had discussed with Fox how much he would pay for a live sex show.
He told the pensioner he had a friend with him and when Fox asked how old he was, the youth said around the same age as him, 13.
Mr Adams told the court Fox transferred £20 to them and then directed the boys to undress and perform sex acts. That included oral sex and one boy having sex with the other.
The messages also showed Fox was asked afterwards if he had enjoyed the show and he said it was “great.”
He was told if he contacted them again the following day there would be three boys including one aged 11. Records showed he had also been in contact with other individuals during which paying for live sex shows was discussed.
Examination of his computer equipment revealed 47 indecent images of children of which 34 were at the lowest level one and five movies at level one and two were also seized.
Simon Batiste representing Fox said the offences were some time ago while the computer was analysed and he had since sought help for his problems.
It was not known if the youths involved in the most serious charge were really 13 or older but he realised that offence was particularly serious.
He said Fox suffered ill-health having had a number of heart attacks and was facing a heart by-pass operation, which would make custody difficult for him.
He urged as an act of mercy the sentence be suspended.
Judge Neil Clark rejected that plea. Fox, 69 of Crossley Lane, Mirfield, admitted five offences of making indecent photographs and one of causing child pornography. He was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
The judge told him the children in the images and movies were not only being physically abused but emotionally when they discovered the photographs were being circulated.
But the most serious offence was his direction of the children in the Phillipines to be involved in pornography who were caused to perform sex acts.
“You were paying directly for a child being abused in a foreign country.”
After the case DC Pam Gillings of West Yorkshire Police said: “This sentence reflects the serious nature of the offences and sends out a message to those individuals within West Yorkshire and beyond that the sexual exploitation of children will be uncovered and investigated thoroughly.”