Junior doctor in court over child sex and indecent images charges

A junior doctor working in paediatrics has appeared in court accused of sexual activity with a child and possessing indecent images of children.

Raza Laskar, 31, of Ashton-under-Lyne in Tameside, was charged after computers and other items were seized by police during a raid on a house in the town on 2 May.

The charges relate to a 15-year-old boy.

Dr Laskar was remanded in custody at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

He is due to face a further hearing at the court on 19 September.

Ch Supt Caroline Ball said Dr Laskar had worked in hospitals across Greater Manchester but the police investigation was focussed "on locating anyone who may have come into contact with this man over the internet as opposed to through his employment".

A spokesman for NHS England said the organisation was working with police and assisting with their enquiries.

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