March 2001

Sex film producer jailed for five years

A COMPUTER consultant who ran a “school for sexual corruption” in a respectable suburb was jailed yesterday for five years.

Peter Collins lured schoolgirls into taking part in pornographic films, which he produced, directed and starred in.

The 42-year-old turned his home into a studio and invited groups of teenage boys and girls to watch the films with him, a court heard.

One of the explicit films with close-ups bore the title HMP, standing for Home Made Porn.

Judge Peter Fox told Collins: “You were running a school for sexual corruption.

“Although three girls were the focus of your attention, many more teenagers were around to further your own perverted sexual gratification.”

The divorced man’s film nights began after he met a 16-year-old trainee computer programmer at work, and she moved in with him.

Peter Johnson, prosecuting, told Teesside Crown Court that she introduced Collins to other girls of similar age, and he plied them with vodka, wine and beer. The court heard how one 14-year-old girl appeared to be drunk as she was filmed naked, performing a sex act with Collins.

A 15-year-old was also filmed handcuffed to a bunk naked, taking part in a sex act with a 16-year-old.

Other films were shot in the lounge of Collins’ home in a respectable suburb of Redcar, Teesside.

The videos were shown to an audience of teenage boys and girls that included one of the girls enticed into taking part.

She was so embarrassed that she asked Collins to turn it off, but he only laughed, said Mr Johnson.

Collins told police: “As far as I was concerned they were just my sexual partners.”

The gatherings of teenagers at Collins’ home made neighbours suspicious, and they alerted police.

Collins, who admitted ten counts of indecent assaults and unlawful sexual intercourse, was jailed for five years, and his name was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for ten years.