GP banned years after child sex offences

The Medical Tribunal of NSW said it made the order after John Rolleston was found guilty of the offences against 16 teenage male patients from 1969 to 1982, and after he breached a condition put in place after he was charged, in 2009, that he stop treating patients aged between 11 and 18 and that he have a chaperone for patients aged 10 or younger.

Mr Rolleston, whose offences took place at a practice in St Ives on Sydney’s North Shore and when he was medical director of Royal North Shore Hospital’s emergency department, was sentenced to a minimum 21 months’ jail in 2011 and 2012, the tribunal said. The Department of  Corrective Services said he was released on 23 March this year.

It said Mr Rolleston did not renew his registration when it expired in 2011 and that it remained suspended this month when it found him guilty of professional misconduct, that he was convicted of criminal offences and that he was