Ban called for doctor in child porn bust

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The Healthcare Inspectorate wants a physician from Oss, convicted for possession of child pornography in 2007, to be permanently banned from pursuing his profession. The Inspectorate feels the ban is necessary as the 68-year-old physician may want to practice medicine again, and he can not be trusted to behave professionally and with integrity, and poses a serious risk. The inspection argued their point Monday before the regional disciplinary healthcare tribunal. The practitioner was already convicted in 2001 for sexual crimes with minors, and was sentenced to a four-year ban by the criminal court. After that period he renewed his registration as a physician.

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The inspection did not know of the conviction for child pornography until it made the news earlier this year. Through a temporary court order he was no longer allowed to treat children. The doctor believes he is the victim of character assassination by the inspection. He has not practiced medicine since 2001 and that was not going to change. He was punished for this deeds, but it is his right to maintain his registration, stated the physician Monday. He demands the inspectorate remove the publications of the ban and the notes in the Medical Register. He was reportedly threatened after the publications. The disciplinary court will rule on January 8.

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