2 Sep 2015

Health practitioner struck off for sex offences

4:34 pm on 2 September 2015

A disciplinary tribunal has cancelled the registration of a health practitioner convicted of sex offences but says he can reapply for registration once he is released from prison.

The man pleaded guilty to three charges in the Christchurch District Court last year and was sentenced to three years' jail.

The offences involved multiple victims under the age of 12 in Christchurch, between 2012 and 2014.

In its decision, the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal said the man could reapply for registration upon his release, as long as he completed treatment for the cause of his offending and had no involvement with the treatment of anyone under 16 for a fixed period.

The man was censured, meaning the offending would be noted against his permanent record.