A disgraced police officer, who quit the Met when arrested for hoarding and peddling indecent images of young teenage boys, was jailed for twelve months today and placed on the Sex Offenders Register.
Ex-Lambeth PC Jordan Janssen, 38, of Atkins Court, Maryon Grove, Charlton, South East London was caught with 182 images following an online probe into paedophiles.
The first-time offender was arrested on July 15 by the Metropolitan Police’s Paedophile Unit and resigned later that month.
He pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court (pictured) to one count of making indecent images between January 1 and June 30, last year and distributing an indecent image via email on March 14, last year.
“These are serious offences,” Judge Deborah Taylor told bespectacled Janssen. “The making and distributing of these images are not victimless crimes.
“Children are often forced or trafficked into sexual crime and must be protected from exploitation.”
The court heard Janssen had a particular fascination with boys aged around thirteen years-old.
The majority of the images were Level One – the least serious – but did include all levels up to one Level Five image – the most serious.
The email he distributed included three images. One Level One and two at Level Four.
The court heard Janssen made no financial gain from his activities and fully co-operated with police, pleading guilty at the earliest opportunity.
“Having regard to the nature of the material only an immediate custodial sentence is appropriate,” announced Judge Taylor.
The judge made a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for five years, which bans Janssen from inappropriate Internet use, professional and social contact with children under sixteen years-old without supervision and text messaging with children.
He will also sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for ten years.
Detective Inspector Noel McHugh, of the Paedophile Unit said: “This result demonstrates that those who are engaged in the production and distribution of indecent images of children will be discovered, no matter who they are.”