Anorak News | Court Bans Man For Having Sex With His Wife

Court Bans Man For Having Sex With His Wife

by | 8th, August 2009

MICHAEL John Marriott, 58, of Burnie, Tasmania, has been found guilty of having sex with his own wife.

He has been banned from practising for six months by the Psychologists Registration Board of Tasmania, who frown upon such things.

But the case get better when we learn that the presiding judge at the Supreme Court in Hobart is Justice Alan Blow.

Amid the titters, know that Mr Marriott married a former patient in 2001, “but the pair separated in 2004 and went through what Mr Marriott called a bitter property settlement.

In June 2007 Mr Marriott’s wife, Christine Raeburn, made a complaint against him, which resulted in the professional misconduct finding.

The profession’s code of conduct states no psychologist may engage in a sexual relationship with a former client within two years of their professional relationship ending…

Mr Marriott’s lawyer, Ayliffe said his client could not deny he had breached the code because he clearly had sex with his wife within the two-year period.

But Mr Ayliffe said the board should have withdrawn or amended the charges against Mr Marriott once it had realised the code was only devised in 2003 and did not exist at the relevant time.

And so much blah blah until Mr A Blow makes his decision…

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