The nurse and midwife was caught by undercover child protection officers.
A nurse and midwife has been permanently struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) register for “making” and “distributing” indecent images of children.
Jack Newey-Bradley, a 30-year-old nurse and midwife working within working at the West Midlands Police custody block in Perry Barr, pleaded guilty at a hearing in July 2020.
Mr Newey-Bradley was caught after striking up a conversation with an undercover officer with the Police’s child protection unit in 2019.
A forensic examination of eletronic devices owned by Mr Newey-Bradley identified a total of 64 images and 3 videos of children.
Officers found that Mr Newey-Bradley had set up profiles on two websites and had “developed an interest” in child sex abuse, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard.
Mr Newey-Bradley was sentenced to a total of 16 months imprisonment and will be required to comply with the requirements of the sexual notification register for 10 years.
The exploitation of children.
Mr Newey-Bradley was suspended from the NMC register following his arrest but last months ruling will permanently remove him from the register.
A Fitness to Practise (FtP) panel explained “Children suffer harm as a result of indecent images being made, possessed and distributed”.
“Nurses and midwives are placed in position of trust, to care for and protect the people in their case. Conduct which exploits children and causes harm either directly or indirectly to anyone, particularly children, undermines that trust.”
“Mr Newey-Bradley’s offending behaviour amounts to an abuse and exploitation of children.
“Further, such conduct places patients in his care, particularly children, at significant risk of unwarranted harm. In the absence of any evidence to suggest the risk to the public has been addressed and reduced, the risk must be said to remain such that a finding of impairment on public protection grounds is required.”