World Renowned Expert On Tuberculosis Faces Being Struck Off For Watching Hardcore Animal Porn At Work

The career of a world-renowned expert on tuberculosis is currently in jeopardy after he reportedly admitted using his hospital computer to watch hardcore porn.

70-year-old Professor Peter Davies admitted that he was watching pornographic content on his work computer after his wife placed anti-spam filters on his personal computer to stop him from watching porn at their house.

Davies, who graduated from Oxford, was questioned by the police after NHS officials at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital checked his internet browsing history.

The doctor was reportedly caught watching sick pictures of a person having sex with a dog and a horse.

Davies accepted a police caution for possessing an extreme pornographic image but he was reported to the General Medical Council for a disciplinary hearing.

If found guilty, he can be removed from his passion.

Davies has a 47-year career in medicine.

The professor has been getting counseling in a sex addiction clinic for his porno problems.

At the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, Professor Davies said he had been addicted to watching pornography since he turned 18.

Professor Davies, who founded the hospital’s Tuberculosis Research and Resources Unit in 1990, said: “In a way, throughout my adult life, since teenage years I have had a problem with it. I used to buy magazines but it wasn’t until the internet came into being there was a possibility of more access.”

He added, “As a result I would have been accessing porn at home and in 2010 I made a confession to my wife. I’m amazed the NHS trust had no means of finding out earlier in a sense and I’m grateful to that person who did.”

He continued, “In fact my wife who has been magnificent through all this. It gets easier the more people you talk to but the most difficult person to tell was my wife because I had been deceiving her for some years. She was wonderful.”

The truth emerged in December 2018 after a chief finance officer at the Trust came across inappropriate browsing activity, which was linked to a computer in an office that was assigned to the professor.

The doctor was suspended from his role and during a meeting, he admitted to browsing adult websites.

He also said he needed help.

He reportedly told the investigators, “I have been compulsively viewing pornography for a number of years.”

The investigators asked him if he had access to porn at home, and this is where he said no.

Professor Davies explained, “No I do not. My wife is at home. She put a filter on all my computers, I have had this problem from before then. I had some counselling and I stopped for a period of two years.”

During the hearing, Professor Davies admitted his addiction to pornography.

He said, “I now understand I have a serious addiction to pornography like an alcoholic realising they have an addiction to alcohol and must never touch a drop again. It has to do with a hormone in the brain which is an explanation to me as how it was over some years I could be so stupid as to look for pornography on a work computer.”

He added, “I have got an Oxford degree, I am a doctor and I would do something like this. But there is an explanation, an understanding of the addiction which is an inherent compulsion to look at pornography and ever increasingly dangerous images. I think I realise it isn’t something that can be cured but can be avoided by support. I haven’t watched pornography since my police caution.”

He added, “At a meeting I was asked not to go back to the health trust and not to see any patients in any capacity. Because they had said I shouldn’t go back into work I realised that I had been doing wrong for a long time. I spoke to the Bishop and I said I should resign as I felt it was inappropriate to continue as a lay reader. The first person I spoke to after my wife was our vicar. I said I shouldn’t continue to do any activity for the church because I realised the appalling thing I have done, I realise I have destroyed the trust that patients have in me and I feel absolutely terrible.”

He continued, “Previously we went to see a marriage guidance counsellor associated with the Diocese of Chester and she gave me only one session on my pornography problem alone. But she gave me some advice and I failed to realise the extent of the problem in terms of an addiction. For five years I did keep off the internet porn but and when I came back to it I realised that I was in really deep trouble – I couldn’t control what I had been looking at.”

He also told that he had sought counseling from the Laurel Centre, which is located in Leamington Spa, a place that specializes in sex and porn addiction.

Professor Davies said, “I found it life changing – there were seven men, who all had similar problems we were in close proximity and had counselling over a period of six days. All of us presented our story with 45 minutes of unbroken time and not one of us finished without breaking down.”

He added, “We had shown out inner selves to each other in a way that men don’t normally do, that developed a bond between us and we now support each other. I’m determined not to go back this again.”

Miss Jennie Ferrario, who is with the General Medical Council, said, “He was interviewed by police officers on the 1st February 2019 and made full admissions to accessing pornography on his work computer using his work login.”

She added, “He said that he had been doing it for a number of weeks and through liaison with the CPS we know that the charges were brought against Dr Davies, but he accepted a police caution on the 28th March. The GMC does recognise Dr Davies has shown insight and took some steps to remedy his conduct however this behaviour will not be the subject of any quick fix as the facts in this case demonstrate.”

She continued, “He accepts he has been accessing pornography for a number of years – that is not at home that is at work. He had also previously had some counselling and stopped for a number of years and then began to access it again. Doing what he did in work time was far from practising medicine in an open and safe manner.”

Fiona Robertson, the lawyer of Davies, said, “There is no direct risk to patients he has not had patient contact since retirement and he made admissions to police and GMC investigators. His actions do fall below the standard the public expected of medical staff and on this basis he doesn’t seek to contest that his current fitness to practice medicine is impaired.”

The hearing still continues, and if found guilty, the doctor can be removed from his duties.

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