Chris Langham Charged

Posted in Other News on May, 12 2006 11:50 AM

After the wave of Bafta glory comes the wake of public scandal.

As part of the international police investigation, Operation Ore, which focuses on internet child pornography, The Thick Of It's Chris Langham has had official charges brought against him.

After his initial arrest at the time of his British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Actor in November, Langham has had his bail extended three times to allow the police more time to investigate the matter.

Now, Langham has been charged on fifteen counts in connection with downloading, storing and distribution of indecent images of children.

Langham released the following statement through his lawyers.

"I am devastated to have been charged with offences arising from a police investigation.

"I am anxious to clear my name and although there is a great deal I would like to say, I am unable to do so as a result of the legal proceedings.

"I request once again that the privacy of my family is respected and thank the media for their restraint in this regard so far.

"I will not be making any further comment."

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