July 2020

Junior doctor caught with indecent images of child and animals on mobile phone

A junior doctor has avoided jail after admitting possessing indecent images of a child and also bestiality on his mobile telephone.

Dr Mohsan Anwar was handed a 12-month Community Order and must carry out 300 hours of unpaid work.

The 28-year-old, of Mill Lodge, Llandegfan near Menai Bridge, must also sign the Sex Offenders Register for five years and pay £170 costs.

Magistrates at Caernarfon ordered the mobile phone be forfeited and destroyed.

Bench chairman Alastair Langdon said the starting point for such offences would be one year in custody, but the court had taken into account the mitigation put forward on Anwar’s behalf.

“You’re very lucky, these offences are very serious,” he added.

Anwar had admitted the offences at a hearing last month and sentence was adjourned for the preparation of reports.

Prosecutor Diane Williams told the court police spoke to Anwar during an investigation into the distribution of indecent images and he had handed over his mobile phone.

The police hi-tech unit found four indecent videos on the phone. They included one of a nine year-old boy and others involving bestiality.

Interviewed again Anwar told police he was in a WhatsApp group, but didn’t always view messages and insisted he would have deleted any indecent material.

But Mrs Williams said the evidence showed he had participated in online chats about the videos and had queried whether it was suitable for him to view such a video on the ward.