Antarctica Sex Offender Gets 3-Year Sentence
Lab manager plotted to abuse girl in UK, police say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2015 11:39 PM CDT
Updated Mar 19, 2015 12:01 AM CDT
Simon Rouen is seen in this photo provided by Kent Police.   (Kent Police)

(Newser) – A laboratory manager for the British Antarctic Survey is going to be remembered not for his scientific achievements, but as the world's southernmost pedophile. Police in Britain say Simon Rouen, 36, exchanged emails with undercover officers in the UK while working at an Antarctic research station and expressed a desire to abuse an 8-year-old girl, ITV reports. The final email was sent while he was in Chile on his way back to the UK. He was arrested as soon as he arrived in Britain and was sentenced to three years in prison this week, reports the BBC. Police say they also found indecent images of children on his computer.