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Hospital doctor’s ‘fall from grace’

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Hospital doctor’s ‘fall from grace’ thumbnailAnaesthetist Piotr Dziurdzik leaves Antrim Crown Court at an earlier sitting after pleading gulty to having extreme images of children.

AN anaesthetist, who worked at Coleraine's Causeway Hospital, had indecent images of girls as young as five or six, among nearly 3,000 found at his home, a court has heard.
Piotr Dziurdzik, 47, from Meetinghouse Street, Ballymoney, last month pleaded guilty to 33 charges against him.
Antrim Crown Court heard on Thursday (November 10) that Dziurdzik's home had been searched by police in May 2015. Of the 2,754 images discovered on external hard drives, 200 were of a more serious and extreme nature.
The court heard how most of the images were of girls aged eight to 12, but some were of girls as young as five or six.
Dziurdzik faces 27 charges of making indecent photographs of children, three of possessing prohibited images of a child and three of possession of extreme pornographic images of children being sexually abused.
The court heard that he now expects to be struck off by the General Medical Council.

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