November 2011

Bus driver pervert had movies and images of children being abused

A BUS driver has been convicted of downloading more than 5,000 pornographic images of children over a period of six years.

Richard Langhor, who worked for Trent Barton, was tracked down after police discovered a computer at his Chaddesden home had accessed an illegal website.

The 41-year-old had downloaded mainly category one images but he also had six pictures and movies that were category four – the most graphic level being five.

Judge Andrew Hamilton said the images were of naked girls – some involved the children being abused by adults.

He said: “You are indulging your own sexual perversions in watching children that have been abused by adults.”

He added: “How anyone could get any sexual pleasure out of that kind of thing, I cannot imagine.”

Langhor initially denied he had deliberately downloaded any of the images but in court he admitted 16 counts of making indecent photographs and movies, between May 2004 and April 2010.

When police searched his house in Morley Road in April 2004 they found a programme that deleted hidden information and indecent images on three different types of computer equipment.

Justine Robinson, in mitigation, said Langhor wanted to address his problem.

She said: “He has been fully candid with the probation service and he has told his partner.

“He recognises he has a problem and he has not sought to minimise his offending.”

She added: “He wants to change.”

Handing him a three-year community order, with supervision, Judge Andrew Hamilton said this was the most appropriate sentence because it would address his offending.

He said: “I am determined that you do not continue with this abuse.”

Langhor must attend a programme for internet sex offenders and sign the sex offenders’ register for five years.

He was ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work and was banned from working with children.

He was also given a sex offences prevention order which bans him from having any software that deletes a computer’s history. He must also allow a police officer into his home to look at his computers at any time.

After the sentencing at Derby Crown Court, a spokeswoman for Trent Barton said: “We can confirm that this employee has not driven for us since these allegations came to light.”

She added that Langhor had not driven school buses.