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A Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reinstated Peter Omant’s registration to practice nursing but

has attached special conditions. They include monthly counselling, regular breath tests, a ban from caring for

children and working night shifts and require him to make disclosures to prospective employers.

Child porn nurse fights for job

Aleks Devic   |  May 31st, 2011

A GEELONG Hospital nurse convicted of child porn charges is fighting to keep his job.

Geelong West’s Peter Omant, 54, is hoping he can convince the Medical Board of Australia to allow him to keep his nursing registration.

A Barwon Health spokeswoman said the intensive care nurse was suspended without pay once the child porn charges surfaced.

“As a consequence of the charges laid against Mr Omant he is not currently practising at the Geelong Hospital,” the spokeswoman said.

Omant, a father-of-one, was found with 1110 graphic images and 165 videos that depicted children in sexual actions and poses, following an Australian Federal Police investigation.

The material, which a County Court judge described “truly disgraceful” when he sentenced Omant on Friday, was stored on two laptops and a USB stick.

Omant had his 18-month jail term wholly suspended for two years and was also placed on the sex offenders register for life.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency has been notified of his criminal activity.

Omant will now face a tribunal which will determine if he gets to keep his nursing registration.

Possible outcomes from the tribunal could include issuing a caution or reprimand, imposing conditions, a fine, suspending the registration, cancelling the registration or taking no further action.

Under law, the board has the power to take “immediate action to protect the health and safety of the public”.

Omant pleaded guilty to three child porn related charges.

He will face the tribunal at a date to be fixed.


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