Langham Receives Jail 'Death Threats'
LATEST: British comedy star CHRIS LANGHAM is fearing for his life in jail after a string of death threats from fellow inmates, according to reports.
Langham was convicted last week (02Aug07) of 15 child pornography charges, after the jury at Maidstone Crown Court in England rejected his claims images he downloaded from the internet were simply for research.
He was taken from court to Elmley Prison on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, to await sentencing next month (14Sep07), but is allegedly under close surveillance in a segregation wing following prisoners' violent response to his arrival there.
A prison officer tells British newspaper the Daily Express, "Some of them have already reacted badly to Langham. Some of them have been plotting a way to ambush Langham."
A Prison Service spokeswoman says, "We cannot comment on individual cases and cannot confirm the location of any inmate."
Langham faces up to 10 years behind bars when he is sentenced in September (07).