A junior NHS doctor tried to incite a 13-year-old to have sex through the gay dating app Grindr after attending a drug-fuelled sex party when he finished his night shift at a psychiatric unit, a tribunal heard today.
'The public would be rightly appalled to think that this doctor had behaved in such a deplorable manner.'But Jenkins’s lawyer Alan Jenkins said his client presented as a 'sympathetic figure'.'Whilst the conviction is certainly serious it’s not the most serious.
'I don’t seek to minimise the seriousness of Dr Jenkins’s actions but he had not abused his position as a doctor.
'Dr Jenkins is on a path and it would be fair to allow him to remain on that path.
He was a good useful doctor there’s no suggestion of patients care being compromised.
After, he took more drugs and used Grindr again, making contact with a 'boy' with the pseudonym Liam.
He told 'Liam' he 'wanted to slap him about a bit' and 'spit in his mouth' during sex and urged him to have sex without a condom because it was more natural.'After this Dr Jenkins asked for pictures of Liam in return but Liam said he didn’t send pictures of himself.'Thereafter Dr Jenkins started asking about how Liam lost his virginity and what he wanted being on the Grindr site.'Liam said he wanted fun and meets. Dr Jenkins said he would be willing to drive but not until he had seen Liam’s face.'The doctor then asked how he liked to be f***** and what sexual positions he liked.' after contacting him on Grindr, the hearing was told.Jenkins was arrested at his workplace in Wrexham, North Wales, after it transpired the 'boy' was in fact an undercover police officer assigned to track down online paedophiles.The hospital worker refused to give up passwords to devices he owned and gave a 'no comment' interview, apart from saying that he had ‘ruined his life’.