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Tuesday, 9 July, 2002, 15:11 GMT 16:11 UK
Child porn doctor jailed
City Hospital, Birmingham
Dr Chin worked at the City Hospital in Birmingham
A heart doctor has been jailed for nine months and placed on the sex offenders register after he admitted having indecent pictures of children.

Dr Bernard Chin was caught at the City Hospital in Birmingham using computers to access several internet child porn sites.

The 32-year-old, of High View Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands, admitted eight charges of possessing indecent pictures of children, when he appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday.

Chin is a registered cardiologist, who used to work at Russell's Hall Hospital in Dudley and Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry.

Job resignation

He was jailed for nine months and put on a sex offender's register for ten years and banned from working with children.

Mr Christopher Morris, defending, told the court that Chin had resigned from his post.

He said that his client was a good doctor who had been punished by losing his career.

A spokesman for the General Medical Council said it would decide what action, if any, was needed was are expected to rule on the case in the near future.


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