After a trial at Southwark Crown Court, jurors found Rouen guilty of arranging the facilitation of a child sex offence and possessing indecent images of children.
• Female teacher jailed for inciting schoolgirl to carry out a sex act • Teacher jailed for abusing vulnerable Kenyan street children He was sentenced to three years in jail, made subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and will be placed on the Sex Offenders' Register.
Detective constable Jo Gordon from Kent Police said: "Throughout the course of the emails he sent, Simon Rouen demonstrated a very real desire to sexually abuse the child when he returned to England.
"Fortunately, through our proactive investigations we were able to identify the risk he posed to children and intercept him before any child could be abused.
The League One team had won a friendly 2-1 last night before the alleged assault.
The team has been staying at the plush Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth, Cornwall, for the past week as part of a pre-season tour.
"We will use all the techniques available to us to apprehend people who prey upon children online, and who use the internet as a tool to find children to sexually abuse or to view indecent images of children." • Revealed: Eight hundred sex offenders on the run • Conviction rate for sex crime in sudden drop Roeun previously worked as a technician at Cornwall College and the University of Worcester.
Three footballers were arrested today over an alleged sexual assault at a luxury hotel.