Ex-Torrance Police Officer Gets Probation in Child Pornography Case

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A former Torrance police officer was sentenced to a year on probation Wednesday for a misdemeanor charge of possessing child pornography and was ordered to attend 52 weeks of sex offender counseling.

Evan Robert Dahl, 24, was arrested at the Torrance police station May 6 by the Los Angeles Police Department's Juvenile Division and released later that day on his own recognizance.

The Los Angeles Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children task force learned in March that unlawful material was uploaded to a social media platform from an unknown address in Torrance, according to the LAPD.

Investigators then served search warrants at several locations throughout the city, including Dahl's residence, where evidence was seized, according to the LAPD.

Dahl was originally charged with one felony count each of distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. On Wednesday, he pleaded to a misdemeanor charge of possession of child pornography in a plea agreement with prosecutors.

As part of the plea deal, Dahl must register as a sex offender. He was not ordered to serve any jail time.

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