Langham Contemplated Suicide Over Child Porn Charges

British actor CHRIS LANGHAM was so traumatised after his conviction for child pornography offences he contemplated suicide. The disgraced comedy star even sought out a hosepipe to connect to his car exhaust - but was interrupted by a telephone call from a near suicidal man he had met in Alcoholics Anonymous. Langham, 58, explains, "He said, 'I'm thinking of killing myself, can you give me any reason why I shouldn't?' I started telling him why I thought it would be a bad idea and heard myself talk myself out of it." The actor has admitted that accessing child abuse images was "completely wrong" but denies he is a paedophile, insisting he only looked at the images as research for his writing. He adds, "I couldn't bear it (the images) - I found them too upsetting and distasteful." Langham was found guilty in August (07) on all 15 counts of making indecent images of a child, following the police discovery of explicit films on his home computer. He was sentenced to 10 months behind bars but was freed last week (14Nov07) after a judge at the London Court of Appeal reduced his sentence to six months. They also took into account the 43 days he had spent in custody prior to his conviction.


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