A MAN accused of murdering a retired teacher said he was sleeping with him for money but he did not love him.
Constantin Nan, a Romanian living in Liverpool, began a sexual relationship with Brian Finnigan after meeting him at Liverpool's Central Library in July 2010.
He said Mr Finnigan, 65, approached him and struck up a conversation about films.
He then invited him for a coffee at Liverpool One’s Costa before buying him a £50 Godfather DVD set from HMV.
The next day he said they visited New Brighton to look at the architecture and carried out a sex act in Mr Finnigan's car parked behind TJ Hughes.
Nan, 27, grew up in a Romanian orphanage.
Liverpool Crown Court heard he was convicted of burglary and theft back home when he was a poor teenager.
He described coming to the UK and working in menial jobs to raise money for his education and falling in with a coach driver, in Oxford, who gave him money for sex and filmed him having sex with groups of men.
Much later he met Mr Finnigan and within days the older man had offered him £1,000 to pay for his rent and food for 12 weeks.
Ian Unsworth QC asked: “Did you think you were being paid for sex?”
Nan replied: “Yes.”