"... because he was bored" Express, Wednesday 10th November: WTF? So we can get away with any sh1t if we use the excuse that we were bored? No - I don't think so. If that was me, I would have had a boot so severely up my arrse that it leave me walking like a ricket-suffering cowboy. And rightly so. The GMC has shown over and over again that they are an organisation that will keep their members on as long as there is a suitable excuse, and what they interpret as suitable is a hell of a long list. Not only do they do an injustice to the victims (ok - not exactly at his physical hands but still) and the public on a whole by delivering paltry punishment to those who are supposed to be setting a professional conduct, but the reputation of the RN could also damaged in this case. I can imagine it can be a little tedous - but now the GMC says it is 'healthy' for the average twenty-odd male to be looking at kiddie porn just because he is bored - there's nothing else on the net for him to satisfy his mind? Perhaps it was thought that he was of a level that he didn't need supervision but I'm sure his bosses would of found him something else to do. Whether looking. overseeing or performing such sexual assaults, it still mark in my book as a need such a person to have the formal punishment as described in the piece above, and the informal procedure of a head-to-door shutting process. To me, it is only the start of doing it physically - it was only the investigation that stopped him in his tracks. He should of gone for walk - outside the submarine - without the use of BAs.