Paramedic struck off in child porn investigation

A Stevenage paramedic has been struck off for downloading and watching child pornography.

Michael Ogilvie, a former paramedic with the East of England Ambulance Service was removed from the Health Profession Council register last week for misconduct.

An internal investigation found he was guilty of downloading, storing and viewing 145 indecent images of children and six child porn films on his home computer.

Mr Ogilvie and his partner (now wife) were arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children after a police raid on his home in July 2009. He was 36 and she was 29 at the time. The couple denied the accusation and were never charged.

Both were suspended by the ambulance service at the time of the arrest. Mr Oglivie said he had worked in the private sector since his dismissal last year. He denied the accusations of the investigating panel.


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The panel concluded it must uphold proper standards of behaviour: “A clear message should be sent that any involvement in child pornography would not be tolerated.”

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