By Isabelle Stackpool For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 00:30 BST, 14 October 2020 | Updated: 01:26 BST, 14 October 2020
A paediatric nurse has been revealed as a serial paedophile who molested and drugged vulnerable children.
James 'Jim' Geoffrey Griffin, 69, spent almost three decades grooming and abusing his young victims, and worked at the Launceston General Hospital children's ward from 2001.
Griffin was finally charged with more than a dozen sexual offences against children as young as 11 in October last year.
Two weeks later Griffin died in hospital after taking a cocktail of dangerous drugs. A coroner found his suicide was motivated by the charges he was facing.
James 'Jim' Geoffrey Griffin (pictured) was exposed as a serial predator after working for almost 18 years as a nurse in the Launceston General Hospital Children's ward
Griffin (pictured) groomed and drugged vulnerable children and was hit with over a dozen charges relating to sexual offences against children as young as 11 in October last year
The charges dated back to when Griffin was a volunteer for the Tasmanian Ambulance Service in 1987 and carried through up to 2019.
While Griffin worked at the Launceston General Hospital he also volunteered as a 'medic' for a children's sporting team.
One victim, Keelie McMahon, was 14-years-old when Griffin - her mother's co-worker - began to groom her.
Ms McMahon said the grooming escalated on a night in 2011 when she was attending a group sleepover at Griffin's home.