Cornish man jailed for organising child sex offence from the South Pole

Simon Rouen was jailed for three years Credit: Kent Police

A Cornish man has been found guilty of arranging a child sex offence while working at the South Pole.

Simon Rouen from Redruth, was arrested at Heathrow Airport last year as he arrived back in the UK from the South Pole.

Kent police said while Rouen was abroad the 36-year-old communicated with two undercover police officers and expressed his desire to sexually abuse an eight-year-old girl.

Data found on his computer showed that he was storing indecent images of children.

Rouen was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court in January and jailed for three years at the same court yesterday.