March 2019

Former police inspector jailed for sexual offences involving children

A former police inspector made a 50-mile trip to meet what he thought was a child for sex but instead he was arrested.

Glenn Jones, 56, of Tutsham Way, Tonbridge, made the ‘significant’ trip to a shopping centre in Shoreham with the intent of committing sexual offences with the child.

But upon arriving, the former police inspector was greeted by officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit and he was arrested on September 25 last year.

Jones, who used to work for Thames Valley Police, has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison after a jury unanimously found him guilty of child sex offences at Guildford Crown Court on February 13.

He will also serve a further three years on licence.

During his trial, Jones claimed that he never intended to undertake any abuse and was just ‘curious’.

The police investigation found that, between August 6 and September 25 last year had spent significant time arranging the meeting.

Jones was already a registered sex offender prior to this incident having pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children.