One named Hannah informed him she too was experiencing problems with her boyfriend, leading Waldrum to believe the pair were forming a special bond.
Such was his conviction of their bond, he continued to call the chat line even after a £19,333.63 bill arrived.
Mr Waldrum remains liable for charges of £29,083.” Studio 66 TV were unavailable for comment.
Syracuse, NY - A student teacher from a Connecticut school for the deaf, accused of coming to the Syracuse area for a sexual encounter with an underage girl he'd met in an on-line chat room, admitted his guilt this morning in Onondaga County Court. Brown, 30, pleaded guilty before County Judge William Walsh to a single felony count of third-degree criminal sexual act in exchange for a promised sentence of one to three years in prison.
“I’m not putting all the blame on them but not even multi-millionaires would want to spend this much on a phone bill, surely, so why I have been allowed to go up to £91,000.
“I admit I rang these numbers and it’s partly my own fault but the line should have gone dead before I started to incur such high charges. I have realised now, I just think ‘Why did I ever do that? “Every time I see a Vodafone shop I start to feel physically sick and get a migraine and it makes me shake.
The 45-year-old, of Loughborough, Leicestershire, became hooked as the girls told him they sympathised with his heartache.Assistant District Attorney Cindi Newtown said federal authorities decided to pursue a prosecution of the Internet-related charges in the case because federal law has much harsher penalties for that kind of conduct than state law.That left the District Attorney's office to prosecute the Class E felony sex charge for the sexual encounter between Brown and the victim, Newtown said.In pleading guilty to the state charge, Brown admitted he engaged in an act of oral sex with a 16-year-old girl Feb. Authorities said the girl invited Brown to her residence - while her parents were away for the Valentine's Day weekend - where they drank alcohol, smoked marijuana and engaged in sexual activity.She got caught when her parents returned home and found liquor bottles and a liquor store receipt and the girl confessed what had happened.According to a spokesman, Waldrum had already been barred from one mobile phone for the charges, but he had ordered a replacement SIM in order to continue calling the premium line.The spokesman admitted Vodafone had missed an opportunity to alert Waldrum to the higher costs at an earlier stage.However, Waldrum has called Vodafone’s gesture “rubbish” and says he should not be held liable for the enormous bill at all. This is not about money anymore, it is about respecting people." Revealing the chat line girls nicknamed him “Loughborough Kev” because he called them so much, Waldrum has admitted his first bill of nearly £20,000 didn’t put him off.He claims to suffer with suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety and panic attacks and has to take a mixture of sleeping tablets and anxiety medication to get through each day. “I was back calling them pretty much right away,” the former security guard said.An unemployed man has run up a £91,000 phone bill after repeatedly calling a sex chat line in the wake of his split with his girlfriend.Kevin Waldrum, who called the £2-a-minute Studio 66 TV chat line every day from 10am to 9pm for two months, says he has been left “suicidal” after receiving the bill from Vodafone.