A paedophile Labour councillor who worked in a children's home has walked free despite being caught with over one million child porn images - including of 12-year-old girls being raped.
Roger Spackman, 50, who was a Labour councillor on Exeter City Council until his arrest in 2017, worked at a secure children's home at the time he started collecting the enormous hoard of images.
Exeter Crown Court heard that he was part of an underground internet network called The Other Place.
A police investigation in 2017 charged the two front runners with offences and other members were exposed.
But Judge Peter Johnson jailed Spackman for ten months, suspended for two years, with 40 days rehab for possessing a 'huge number of images'.
He said Spackman had been abused as a child and played the role of an abused child in this forum.
The court heard the most graphic images showed young girls aged 12 being raped. »