Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Psychiatrist dumps evidence of sex attacks and child abuse

Former police surgeon Dr Kader was working as a forensic psychiatrist at Strangeways prison in Manchester, England, when he dumped hundreds of confidential statements from victims of sex attacks and child abuse by a public rubbish bin, according to testimony heard by a British medical tribunal.

As reported by the BBC, Dr Kader is accused of breaching his responsibility to the police, failing to secure patient and client confidentiality and failing to maintain the integrity and security of his notes. The documents included personal details of sex abuse victims, a full witness statement from a victim of child abuse and records of patient examinations. He admitted dumping the papers but said he had put them in the bin and denied his fitness to practise was impaired.

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