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Doctor Myles Bradbury jailed for abusing young patients

2014-12-01 12:00:37

Myles Bradbury
The doctor admitted abusing 18 boys in his care

A paedophile doctor who abused young cancer patients has been sentenced to 22 years in jail.

Myles Bradbury, 41, of Herringswell, Suffolk, admitted abusing 18 children in his care at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, between 2009 and 2013.

Bradbury has admitted 25 offences, including sexual assault, voyeurism and possessing more than 16,000 indecent images.

The judge told him his offences were a "gross and grotesque breach of trust".

The blood cancer specialist was arrested in December 2013.

Canadian authorities had alerted the UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) in July 2012 that Bradbury had bought a DVD containing indecent images of children, but Ceop did not pass on the information until November 2013.

'Betrayed his profession'

In September, he pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual assault and 13 counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Bradbury also admitted three counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, one count of voyeurism and two counts of making indecent images of a child.

Myles Bradbury
The hospital said it was "sickened" by the abuse

At the beginning of his sentencing hearing on Friday, Cambridge Crown Court heard Bradbury had used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims.

It contained 170,425 images of "boys partially clothed... none indecent".

The images of his victims, some of whom had haemophilia, leukaemia and other serious illnesses, were gathered at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

John Farmer QC, prosecuting, said Bradbury's "abuse of his position of trust was extreme".

Bradbury, who was involved in church and scout groups, had a "longstanding, unlawful, sexual interest in boys" and had "betrayed his profession", he said.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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