A district nurse accused of serial sex with a child will face the full force of claims against her, a professional panel ruled on Wednesday.
Victoria Horsley, 36, of Tyn-Y-Gongl, Gwynedd, North Wales, is due to come face-to-face with her alleged lover at a hearing.
The teenager, now aged 19, is a key witness against her at a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) disciplinary committee in Cardiff.
Horsley’s legal team had the main charge against her struck from the list, on a technicality on Wednesday.
But the NMC panel of three experts ruled that it could be re-included, ensuring full details of her alleged activities will be made public.
The panel adjourned proceedings for at least three months to allow her team time to contest the allegations.
It heard that Horsley was warned off having anything to do with the teenager’s family when claims about her and the teenager first surfaced.
A year later they complained again, alleging that the illicit relationship had continued in secret.
Police interviewed the teenager, known as child A, as part of an exhaustive investigation into the claims in 2006.
Criminal proceedings were eventually ruled out on the basis of “inconstancies” in child A’s story.
Horsley was a district nurse at North West Wales Trust at the time, but has since left the profession.
Child A and two other teenagers, child B and child C, who each form part of proceedings, were put up at a series of four star hotels in Cardiff awaiting the hearing this week.
Horsley lodged in accommodation separate from the Mercure Holland House Hotel, where the hearing was held, to reduce any risk of meeting the teenagers socially.
That risk disappeared after lengthy legal argument on Wednesday and the day culminated in a decision to hold the hearing, with all four charges against her intact, in the spring.