Actor Chris Langham has been imprisoned for 10 months for downloading indecent internet videos of young children.
The leading star of comedy dramas ‘Help’ and ‘The Thick Of It’ was quite disappointed as he was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court in England.
Some of the videos accessed by Langham, 58, showed the most "horrific level" of sexual abuse.
One of the victims was approximately eight years old and others were between the ages 11 and 13, according to Judge Philip Statman.
Judge Statman exclaimed that: "Some of the children viewed are clearly prepubescent, others are fully developed, some of the children are clearly of Filipino extract."
"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."
He also added: "Your activity took place in the comfort of your own home, no doubt at the time feeling safe in the knowledge that you would never be caught."
Langham had previously been arrested in November 2005 after video files were found on a computer, a laptop and an external hard disk drive at his home. Although Langham admitted to viewing them, he pleaded not guilty because he did not want to be labeled as a pedophile.
Langham further claimed that he was researching a character he was developing for ‘Help’.
After viewing so many disturbing images of young children being indecently exposed and abused, the court convicted Chris Langham on 15 different charges.
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