Film producer jailed after police sting

A film executive who tried to have chats with young girls has been jailed for more than three and a half years. Paul Smith, 42, believed he was talking with youngsters but was in contact with undercover officers using the pseudonyms Megan, Abby and Elsie, Southwark Crown Court heard. He first appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in September 2022 as Theodore Robert Tennessee Freed but his defence barrister explained he had changed his name to Paul Smith. David Burns, prosecuting,…

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