A FORMER police constable faces one year in jail today for paedophile offences.

Jordan Janssen, of Maryon Grove, Charlton, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for distributing indecent images of children.

The 37-year-old was also given four months for making 183 indecent films and images of children.

Janssen, who pleaded guilty to the charges last month, will serve both sentences concurrently.

Officers from the Met Police's paedophile unit arrested Janssen in July last year after he was identified through an online investigation.

Southwark Crown Court heard police were alerted when three indecent images were emailed by Janssen to a man in Scotland.

After tracking the email down to Janssen, they carried out a forensic examination of his computer and found he had downloaded indecent images of children through file sharing software Limewire.

On sentencing, Judge Debra Taylor said: "These are not victimless crimes. Children are often trafficked or forced into making these images.

"The downloading and distribution of the images contributes to the demand for and exploitation of vulnerable children.

"In this case the more serious count of distributing is at a very low level where only one email containing three images was sent."

Janssen is also required to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years and is prohibited from using the internet to make contact with anyone under 16.

He is also banned from employment where he may come into contact with anyone under 16.

Janssen resigned from the Met Police in June last year having previously worked as a PC in Lambeth.