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Brit Actor Langham Sentenced in Kiddie Porn Trial

9/15/2007 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

British actor Chris Langham was sentenced in England today to 10 months in jail for downloading "horrific" child porno videos from the Internet. Last month, a jury of seven men and four women found Langham guilty on 15 charges.

Maidstone Crown Court Judge Philip Statman said one of the children in the video was about eight years old, while others ranged from 11 to 13. "All have had inflicted upon them horrifying sexual abuse and I want to make this absolutely clear to you, I must first think of those children. They are too young to consent."

Langham was arrested in November of 2005, when police discovered several videos on his computer and in an external hard disk drive. He said in court that he downloaded the images because he was developing a character for the BBC series "Help." Langham admitted viewing the videos but said during trial that he plead not guilty so he wouldn't be called a pedophile.

The actor's wife, Chrisse, read a statement in court saying she was angry at his stupidity and thoughtlessness, and that their children miss him desperately. "Our family has suffered so much in the last two years. We now need the chance to be together." Langham has been in the pokey for the past 43 days and is expected to be released in less than four months.

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ccp    

uh- this happened yesterday. not today.

just sayin'.

2539 days ago
47.

Dan    

Eww.. Todd you're seriously demented! There is nothing okay with watching child pornography!

2538 days ago
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Amber    

Why do we allow these weirdos to get out of jail...........screw their "rights".... what about the rights of the children that were harmed due to his actions???? They didn't get a chance to defend themselves or have lawyers work for them..... these sick bast***ds don't deserve the luxury of jail.........I hope that when he does time, someone makes him feel disgusting and degraded

AND HIS WIFE IS CRAZY FOR STANDING BY HIM..... HE'S A PERVERT.... PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AND LEAVE THIS SICK MAN

2538 days ago
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