A Dundee residential child care worker has been told he can resume working with children after a four-year battle.
Colin Melrose was accused of acting inappropriately towards a schoolgirl in Dundee while working as a senior care officer with Dundee City Council.
A host of allegations against him were dropped.
The Scottish Social Services Council has now said Mr Melrose can resume working with children, although they have imposed conditions on his registration, which includes regular supervision.
This is because Mr Melrose admitted asking the girl if she shaved her pubic area and asked her to show him after, he claimed, she complained of suffering a rash.
The SSSC disciplinary panel said this constituted misconduct and he had “failed to respect and maintain’s BB’s dignity and privacy” and that he had put himself at “unnecessary risk of allegations as a result of such actions”.
Although the panel found Mr Melrose’s actions were misconduct, it was an isolated incident and not premeditated and that Mr Melrose had displayed insight into his failing.
They also said Mr Melrose had received a number of positive written references and testimonials.