A CONSULTANT pathologist facing charges of making indecent images of children has been sacked from his post at Rotherham General Hospital.
Dr Terry Marshall, a 65-year-old consultant histopathologist, had worked at the hospital for just over nine years and was suspended following an alleged security breach identified by the hospital’s IT security systems.
A police investigation began and he was dismissed on March 24 following an internal investigation.
A police spokesperson said: "South Yorkshire Police charged a 65-year-old Rotherham man with 16 offences of making indecent images of children and one offence of possessing indecent images of children in May 2009.
“Terry Lewis Marshall entered a plea of not guilty to all charges at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday October 5, 2009. A trial date is currently set for early 2010 at Sheffield Crown Court."
A hospital spokeswoman added: "Dr Marshall was excluded from the Trust following a security breach identified by our IT security systems.
“A formal police investigation was launched and the trust fully cooperated with this. Dr Marshall was formally dismissed on 24th March following an internal investigation and no longer works for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust."
Dr Marshall, who regularly gave evidence at Rotherham Coroner’s Court, qualified at Sheffield University in 1967 and holds a BA(Hons) degree, is a Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists and is a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.