Paramedic Andrew Barrett has been struck off the HCPC Register following a conviction at Norwich Crown Court for two assaults on a female and possession of an indecent photograph / pseudo photograph of a child.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Barrett pestered the victim with sexually explicit texts and messages and committed two sexual assaults upon her despite being a trusted visitor to her home.
The Panel further heard that following a guilty plea, Mr Barrett was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment; was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten years; was required to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years; and to forfeit his mobile phone.
Panel Chair Pamela Mansell commented:
“Mr Barrett’s conduct though the abuse of trust of the mother and the child, the predatory nature of his behaviour and his sexual abuse of the child is incompatible with HCPC registration.
The Panel concludes that a striking-off is the only appropriate sanction in this case to maintain public confidence in the regulatory process, the reputation of the profession and the protection of the public.”
The Panel directed to strike the name of Mr Andrew Barrett from the Register with an interim order imposed to cover the appeal period.
Mr Andrew Barrett was not present nor represented at the hearing.