Actor has been sentenced to a 12-month community order
Former Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley has admitted to groping two women in a Manchester music venue last month.
Langley, 34, was recently arrested and charged following incidents at the Band On The Wall venue on the city’s Swan Street on October 1.
The star has now admitted to the sexual assaults and has been sentenced to a 12-month community order by Manchester Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard how Langley had grabbed the crotch of one woman and touched the “boobs and bum” of another. Prosecutor Karen Saffman said the actor had been “clearly intoxicated” at the time.
It was also claimed by the prosecution that Langley had sexually touched two other women, but faced no charges over those alleged assaults.
According to the BBC, Langley has been given a 12-month community order, which includes 40 days of rehabilitation activity. He has been ordered to wear an electronic tag, observe a curfew and pay £250 in compensation to the two victims. He will also remain on the sex offenders register for five years.
While sentencing Langley, District Judge Mark Hadfield said: “You have lost your good name and I know nothing of showbusiness, but… in the current climate, I suspect it may be very difficult for you to gain employment in that industry in the future.”
Langley portrayed Todd Grimshaw, Coronation Street‘s first openly gay character, since 2001. His contract was terminated by ITV in October but previously filmed storylines involving Langley’s character will continue to air until December 24.