Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 14 December 2018, at Coventry and Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court, Dr Ball Nossa was convicted of six counts of making indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child, contrary to s.1(1)(a) and 6 of the Protection of Children Act 1978.
It is also alleged that on 11 January 2019, at Warwick Crown Court, Dr Ball Nossa was sentenced to a two year Community Order, with a requirement to participate in the Horizon Programme for 60 days and to undertake a rehabilitation activity requirement for a maximum of 15 days; a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for a period of 10 years under Section 103 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003; to sign on the sex offender register under Section 92 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for a period of 10 years and forfeiture of the computers containing the images and their disposal under Section 1 of the Obscene Publications Act 1964.
This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.
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