EXCLUSIVE: NHS psychiatrist helped run sick dark web child sex abuse website
AN NHS psychiatrist has admitted his involvement in a sick child abuse website on the dark web. Dr Kabir Garg, 33, was discovered to be a moderator with the user name Morningwood on a dark net child abuse site called The Annex that allowed other paedophiles to access pictures and videos of children being sexually abused.
On January 9 the medic from Lewisham, south London, pleaded guilty to a series of child sex abuse offences at Woolwich Crown Court before being remanded into custody. The court heard he was arrested last November by National Crime Agency (NCA) investigators after they had identified him as one of the moderators behind a dark web child sexual abuse site involved in distributing the twister material to paedophiles. Garg pleaded guilty to one count of facilitating the sexual exploitation of children under the age of 13 between May 30 2021 and November 2 last year.
He also admitted to three counts each of making and also distributing indecent images of children, and one count of possession of a prohibited image of a child.
He was due to be sentenced at the same court in March but the case was adjourned until June.
He was a full time psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
A trust spokesman said he has never had any involvement with children during his work and was suspended as soon as he was arrested.
He said: "This individual was employed as a junior doctor working with adults and older adults from 2020 to 2022. "At no stage in his time with the trust did this person work with children. His employment was immediately suspended without pay on his arrest”.
He was also suspended from the General Medical Council register of doctors on December 2 following the arrest.