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BC nurse barred from practice after sexual assaults

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A BC nurse convicted of multiple sexual assaults won't be allowed to practice for at least five years.

Colin Robert Hall served a two-year sentenced for sexually assaulting multiple young women. The BC College of Nurses and Midwives opted to cancel his licence in order to protect the public, according to a College notice to its website.

Hall voluntarily agreed to a prohibition that would keep him from applying as a Licensed Practical Nurse for the next five years. Even then, there's no guarantee the college would allow him to be registered if he applies again.

In 2019, he voluntarily gave up his licence after facing multiple sexual assault charges.

All but one of the assaults with victims younger than 16 years old happened between 2017 and 2019. He groped his victims and had them touch him, according to a 2021 Parole Board of Canada decision.

In October 2020, he was sentenced to four years in custody, but that was later reduced to two years upon appeal, according to the decision.

It's not clear how he knew the teenaged victims, but the parole board noted his relationship with them included "grooming" behaviour.

The parole board found Hall had a moderate risk to reoffend, but still had a "deviant" sexual attraction to young girls.

He was denied full and day parole. Under statutory released, two-thirds through his sentence, Hall was let out with strict conditions. Among them, he was not allowed to return to Port Alberni.

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