Cambridgeshire: Cancer doctor sentenced for sexual assaults on young patients

01/12/2014

The sexual abuse of young patients carried out by Cambridgeshire cancer treatment doctor Myles Bradbury was one of the worst cases of a breach of trust prosecuted by CPS East of England.

Michelle Brown, head of the CPS East of Englands Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit (RASSO) said: "This paedophile doctor took advantage of his young patients who were battling serious illness by systematically sexually abusing them. Such cruelty is unimaginable to most of us."

"The extent of that abuse and the number of victims 18 was a gross breach of the trust that was placed in Myles Bradbury and one of the worst cases of this kind that we have prosecuted."

Myles Bradbury, who was a blood cancer specialist at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, admitted 25 charges, including sexual assault of a child under 13 years, sexual activity with a child, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and making indecent photographs. He was sentenced to a total of 22 years.

Ms Brown said: "The sentence given to Myles Bradbury reflects the seriousness of what he did and the gross breach of trust involved. We hope that it gives some comfort to the families of the children he abused to know that he has been held to account for his crimes."