Langley, pictured outside Manchester Magistrates’ Court before he was sentenced for molesting two women, has been cleared of grooming a 15-year-old
Sacked Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley has admitted his nightclub sex attacks were ‘dreadful, disgraceful and shocking’ in a tearful interview.
The actor molested four women at a Manchester music venue last month, but was only charged with sexually assaulting two of them.
Langley – who played gay character Todd Grimshaw in the soap – wept in the dock as he avoided jail after admitting both offences.
His lawyer told the hearing: ‘Something happened that night, most possibly in relation to the character he was playing.’
Instead of a jail term, the 34-year-old was ordered to complete a 12-month community order and submit to a curfew.
Now he has told the Mirror: ‘I have no excuse, no one forced me to drink to such an extreme, but it is hard to explain why I would do anything as dreadful as that. It must have been awful for those women, and I am ashamed of myself. I’m truly sorry.
‘I sincerely apologise to the women, from the bottom of my heart. I promise I will never do anything like that again.
‘I accept my punishment because I know what I did was wrong. I’m not trying to attribute blame to anyone else other than myself.’
Langley also said it was hard to face his own family after appearing in court – and has quit alcohol in a bid to change his life.
He has also vowed to alter his behaviour so ‘this will never happen again’.
Langley was accused of the crime just days after he was handed a 12-month community order for sexually molesting two women at a nightclub in Manchester when he was drunk
Langley was accompanied by his mother and sisters family as he left Manchester Magistrates Court last month
The court heard Langley was ‘clearly intoxicated’ when the first woman, who was out with her husband, went upstairs to collect their coats from the cloakroom.
The prosecutor said: ‘As she walked back towards the stairs Mr Langley grabbed her in the crotch area over her dress.’
Prosecutor Karen Saffman, quoting the victim’s statement, said: ‘He grabbed me. Properly grabbed me. It was a rough grab. Lots of pressure… even though it was through a dress and tights.’
The prosecutor added: ‘She was clearly in shock. She was thinking about hitting him. She said, ‘Did you do that on purpose?’ But he did not reply.’
A friend of Langley’s then apologised, the court heard, saying: ‘Oh my God, I’m really sorry’.
When the victim then went to go to the toilets she was then approached by another woman who had also been sexually assaulted by Langley.
Ms Saffman said the second woman told the first victim Langley had groped her ‘boobs and her bum’.
Langley was also seen to go up to another woman, again a complete stranger, and ‘grabbed her boobs and bum’ and grabbed a fourth woman.
Ms Saffman said he had not been charged with offences against two of the woman but the two incidents were ‘indicative of his behaviour’ on the night.
Langley, who has no previous convictions, looked down at the floor of the dock, as the case was outlined.