Australian psychiatrist who recorded boy in Edmonton mall bathroom banned from practising for 3 years

An Australian child psychiatrist caught filming a young boy urinating at a West Edmonton Mall bathroom in 2016 will not be allowed to practice for three years.

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On Thursday, the State Administrative Tribunal in Australia published a decision to disqualify Aaron Voon from applying for registration as a health practitioner for three years, citing professional misconduct, according to Australia’s WA Today.

Voon avoided jail time in September 2017, over eight child pornography-related charges. He was handed an 18-month suspended sentence in Australia.

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The sentence came after Voon pleaded guilty in January 2017 to eight child porn-related charges, three of which were connected with the incident at West Edmonton Mall.

Voon was arrested in May 2016 after a father caught Voon videotaping his son as the boy was using the urinal in Scotiabank Theatre at West Edmonton Mall.

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A judge ordered Edmonton police to release Voon’s passport, allowing him to go back to Australia under a list of conditions.

During Voon’s trial in Australia, psychological reports submitted to the court found Voon’s offending was a manifestation of undiagnosed autism and an obsessive compulsive disorder, WA Today reports.

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The tribunal found Voon was extremely remorseful and sustained devastating losses, including the sale of his home, assets, practice, reputation, employment and humiliation on social media.

A consultant psychiatrist told the tribunal Voon was undertaking active rehabilitation and was extremely unlikely to reoffend.

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