‘Peter Pan’ figure promised teen boys a career in porn

Philip Dorritt

Philip Dorritt

A taxi driver lured teenage boys to his home where he photographed them in lurid poses and promised to make them porn stars.

Philip Dorritt, 48, described as a “Peter Pan” figure, treated the three teens to McDonald’s meals before plying them with alcohol and drugs at his flat in Scarborough, where he got them to pose naked and carry out sexual acts for his camera.

York Crown Court heard that Dorritt, who was working as a cabbie in Filey at the time, told the boys he had connections in the porn industry and could make them film stars.

“He supplied them with pornographic material and said they could appear in porn films,” said prosecutor Aisha Wadoodi.

“He would take them out to McDonald’s and give them £25 each for burgers and milkshake. He told them he had a friend in Spain who ran a pornographic website and that they could make a lot of money.”

In fact, Dorritt’s claims were pure fantasy, but he was able to use his considerable charms and “high intellect” to groom the boys and lure them to his den of iniquity.

Ms Wadoodi said Dorritt took 53 photos of the boys over a six-week period. A good many of the shots featured a very-young teen who had been drinking and taking drugs.

Dorritt, of Colescliffe Road, admitted four counts of making indecent photos of children between April 1 and May 12, 2014, and appeared for sentence on Tuesday last week.

Defence barrister Andrew Semple said that Dorritt had begun consorting with teenage boys after a relationship ended and he found himself alone.

“He was living a somewhat Peter Pan lifestyle,” said Mr Semple,

Jailing Dorritt for 18 months, Mr Recorder Enoch QC said: “This was sexual predatory behaviour of the worst possible kind. Your behaviour was shameful.”

Dorritt was subjected to a sexual-harm prevention order which will restrict his contact with children following his release from prison. He was also placed on the sex-offenders’ register and will have to notify the authorities of any change of address over the next 10 years.