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Longmuir Can Keep Nursing License

October 9, 2001

LONDON (AP) _ Former Bay City Rollers drummer Derek Longmuir, convicted last year of possessing child pornography, won his bid to keep his nursing license.

Longmuir, 50, received only a caution on Monday after appearing before the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, the profession’s regulatory authority, to face charges of misconduct.

He pleaded guilty last year to two charges of having indecent photographs, videos and computer discs of children at his Edinburgh, Scotland home. Longmuir also admitted making indecent photographs of children by downloading them from the Internet.

He was ordered to perform 300 hours of community service.

On Monday, the former pop star denied that he had seen any of the pornographic material, or realized what it contained. Longmuir maintained that it belonged to a friend.

Longmuir, who was fired from his nursing job at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after last year’s court case, said he pleaded guilty to avoid a ``media circus,″ which he now regrets.

The Bay City Rollers were popular in the 1970s with hits including ``Saturday Night.″

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