A YOUNG man who showed two boys pornographic films is today in custody awaiting sentence for abusing one of them sexually.
Kyle Joseph Moorby tried to discredit the children in the eyes of their relatives so that they wouldn't be believed if they told the truth about his activities, said Rupert Doswell, prosecuting.
But when the behaviour of the younger boy changed for the worse at school and home and reduced his mother to tears the truth came out.
The boy was so upset by her reaction to his actions, he revealed what Moorby had done to him and was then physically sick.
Police investigations into his story led to the second, older, boy. Both were in their early teens at the time of the offences.
Moorby, 23, of St Stephen's Road, Acomb, denied doing anything wrong with either boy and claimed they were lying. He claimed that what he told the boys' relatives before his arrest was true.
But a York Crown Court jury convicted him of three offences of sexual activity with the younger boy and two charges of getting a child to watch a sex act.
Mr Doswell said Moorby showed a film of adults having sex on his laptop to both boys and police found a video of Moorby having sex with another man on his computer. They also found he had been using internet search terms indicating a sexual interest in boys.
Moorby was remanded in custody while a probation officer and a psychiatrist prepare reports on him. His barrister Robin Denny there were matters in his background that needed a doctor to investigate.
The jury were unable to reach a verdict on a charge of sexual activity with the older boy and were discharged.