A convicted sex offender was given the go-ahead last month to undergo IVF treatment with his wife.
The Victorian retail worker, referred to in legal documents as IKG, has a female foot fetish and has previously been diagnosed with Fetishistic Disorder.
According to the Daily Mail , the man was convicted for “indecently assaulting an 11-year-old girl a decade ago”. He pleaded guilty to looking at her thong and kneeling to kiss her foot at a Sydney shopping centre.
The Age reports that, following this incident in 2005, IKG was placed on the Child Protection Register and took part in sex offender programs. However, two years later, he made an attempt to force himself on a female shop assistant in Melbourne.
In April this year, IKG and his wife (a nurse whom he married in 2012) applied to the Patient Review Panel for permission to take part in IVF treatment. But the panel - which monitors IVF applications for people convicted of sex offences - rejected their bid, based on IKG's "predilection for offending against prepubescent girls".