August 2022

Sex offender OAP who contacted boy signs judge’s contract to stay out of trouble

A convicted sex offender who persisted in contacting young boys has been given a last chance to be spared immediate prison.

And in a strange twist, the judge told him he had to sign a judge’s ‘contract’ to behave himself.

Pensioner Robin Corser-Langford, 73, of Taverner Close, Inns Court, Bristol, pleaded guilty to breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) designed to stop him reoffending.

He appeared before Bristol Crown Court for sentence today (August 24, 2022).

Judge Mark Horton deferred sentence on him until February 24 next year. He told Corser-Langford: “If you comply the order of this court will be a non-custodial sentence.”

Corser-Langford signed a contract ordering that he does not reoffend, is supervised for six months and attend meetings as required.

The contract also dictates that he abide by a six-month curfew and does not use the internet unchecked.

Nicola Wood, prosecuting, said convicted sex offender Corser-Langford was the subject of a SHPO when a check was made on him in October last year.

It transpired he had two phones and had sent Facebook messages saying “hello” and “good morning ” to a boy aged 15 in Middlesbrough who had not invited any contact.

Miss Wood said Corser-Langford was also found to have a deleted video of a boy aged 14 taking his top off in a “provocative” manner.

When interviewed Corser-Langford couldn’t recall messaging the first boy and said it was possible someone sent him a video of the second boy, which he deleted.

The court heard Corser-Langford had breached a SHPO previously by leaving sweets for a paperboy

He also texted him and invited the boy to his home.