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Ex-councillor Toren Smith avoids jail over child porn

A former south London councillor who admitted making indecent images of children has been spared a jail term.

Toren Smith, 42, resigned as a Labour councillor in Lambeth after his arrest in May last year.

At Southwark Crown Court he pleaded guilty to 24 counts of possessing or making indecent images of children.

Smith, of Lilford Road, Camberwell, was given a 12-month suspended sentence and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for at least five years.

He was also made subject to a sex offender prevention order for five years.

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