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Former cricket coach in porn charges

PUBLISHED: 10:34 22 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:29 05 July 2010

A former cricket coach and keen local sportsman yesterday admitted making a pornographic film involving a teenage boy.

Rufus Ffoulkes, of Alexander Road, Lowestoft, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court and pleaded guilty to four charges, including causing or inciting child pornography.

A former cricket coach and keen local sportsman yesterday admitted making a pornographic film involving a teenage boy.

Rufus Ffoulkes, of Alexander Road, Lowestoft, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court and pleaded guilty to four charges, including causing or inciting child pornography.

Ffoulkes, 48, admitted that between May and December 2005, he filmed indecent images of a 16-year-old boy.

David Holborn, prosecuting, said Ffoulkes had recruited the teenager, taken the film and then distributed it on the internet, even though he knew that the boy was aged under 18.

Ffoulkes also pleaded guilty to three charges of obtaining services by deception.

He admitted that between July 12 and August 31 2005 he encouraged actors to appear in a number of pornographic films but then did not pay them in full.

Judge Neil McKittrick described the images involved in the case as “allegedly pornographic films with a gay background”.

The judge added that Ffoulkes had admitted that it was unreasonable to believe that the boy involved was over the age of 18.

Ffoulkes was the team captain at Kirkley Cricket Club in Lowestoft in 2003.

He played for the club as recently as April last year and was on the committee when it amalgamated with another town side to become Kirkley and Lowestoft Railway Cricket Club.

As well as being a keen player for the A and B teams, Ffoulkes helped with coaching and oversaw net training sessions for the club between 2003 and 2006. The club could not be contacted for comment yesterday.

Ffoulkes was granted an extension to his unconditional bail and will return to Ipswich Crown Court to be sentenced in mid-February.


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