Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 5 January 2016 and 21 January 2016, Dr Awan engaged in conversations via an online chatroom, text message and Whatsapp (the Conversations) with an individual (Person A) who he believed, and purported to accept was, a 13 year old girl. It is alleged that during the course of the Conversations, Dr Awan told Person A that he was a doctor and made numerous inappropriate remarks to Person A. It is alleged that Dr Awan's conduct was sexually motivated. It is further alleged that Dr Awan failed to report Person A as a potentially vulnerable child to the relevant child protection agency and the police.
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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