A MALE nurse who pretended to be a teenage lesbian to get access to young girls has been struck off.
Barry McCluskey, jailed for four years eight months for indecency, was told by a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing that he will not be allowed to work as a nurse again.
McCluskey, a former employee at a hospital in Glasgow, said in a letter to the NMC that he was deeply ashamed of his actions.
The father of two was jailed in 2011 after admitting 49 offences, including posing online as a 14-year-old to get girls as young as 12 to perform sex acts.
He also filmed children in swimming pools and had almost 10,000 indecent images at his Glasgow home.
McCluskey, who was not represented at the hearing in Edinburgh, did not oppose the sanction. He told the panel in a letter: “I am deeply ashamed of what I did.
“I have to live with the consequences for the rest of my life.
“I have lost my liberty, some family members and my career.”
Panel chairman Brian Yates said: “Any lesser sanction than that of striking off would be unacceptable in the
seriousness of this case.
“The NMC have to show that nurses who act in this manner will not be allowed to practice again.”