Nurse struck off after kissing “weak” care residence resident

A NURSE has been struck off after being discovered responsible of a string of sexual assaults, together with kissing a “weak” care residence resident.

Jonathan Reyes, admitted seven counts of sexual assault throughout a trial at Basildon Crown Court docket, Essex, in October final yr.

The 55-year-old dedicated his crimes between March and October 2019 while employed at Boscombe Lodge Care House, Southend-on-sea.

Throughout this era he sexually assaulted 4 members of workers and even kissed one “weak” service person when she fell backwards onto him.

Jonathan Reyes admitted to seven counts of sexual assault.

The courtroom heard that Mr Reyes gave his victims “fixed undesirable consideration”, leaving them feeling anxious and uncomfortable.

The previous nurse was discovered to have grabbed his victims by the waist with out consent.

Regardless of admitting to his crimes, the carer averted jail after being handed a 23-month custodial sentence suspended for twenty-four months.

A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) panel mentioned that there was no regret proven by Mr Reyes, who mentioned he now not needed to interact with the method that he ought to be struck from the register.

Following a in the future listening to on Monday the NMC’s panel dominated to strike Mr Reyes from the register.

Offering particulars of the costs the panel wrote: “On 19 December 2019, Mr Reyes was arrested on suspicion of 5 accounts of sexual assault.

“Between March and October 2019, whereas working on the House, Mr Reyes was mentioned to have sexually assaulted 4 members of workers and was witnessed kissing an aged feminine resident.

“Mr Reyes was convicted on 25 February 2021 and 11 August 2021, opposite to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 x 7.”

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On making their determination, the panel mentioned: “There was no proof earlier than the panel of any perception, reflection or regret from Mr Reyes in respect of his actions, and nothing to display that he has an understanding of the affect his actions might have had on colleagues, sufferers, the general public and the broader occupation.

“The panel thought of that there was no change within the stage of danger, as Mr Reyes has disengaged with the regulatory proceedings and there’s no proof that he has made any makes an attempt to deal with his actions.

“The panel additionally famous that Mr Reyes’ actions concerned a weak affected person. The panel thought of that there stays a danger of hurt to the general public and a danger of repetition.

“Balancing all of those elements and after considering all of the proof earlier than it throughout this case, the panel decided that the suitable and proportionate sanction is that of a striking-off order.

“The panel thought of that this order was crucial each to guard the general public and to mark the significance of sustaining public confidence within the occupation, and to ship to the general public and the occupation a transparent message about the usual of behaviour required of a registered nurse.”