Cardiologist’s horror sex messages
Mental health issues and “escapism” from personal and work stressors were the reasons a South Australian cardiologist was found with child exploitation material on his mobile phone, a court has heard.
Andrew Douglas McGavigan, 49, pleaded guilty to one count each of using a carriage service to access the abusive material and possessing or controlling the material in the form of data on a computer or storage device.
The defendant, who worked at Flinders Medical Centre, was arrested in December 2020 after SA Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) officers raided his Hawthorn home and found the abusive material on his mobile.
They also discovered records of communication between himself and another person discussing engaging in sexual activity with children in Thailand via Skype and…