British doc admits he sexually attacked young cancer patients as young as 11
He was put in a position of trust to help heal children suffering from cancer but this despicable doctor abused that trust.
Myles Bradbury, a children's doctor, carried out a string of sex attacks on young boys suffering from cancer.
He pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual assault and 13 counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child.
The 41-year-old, a paediatric haematologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, also admitted three counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
The attacks involved children as young as 11, newspaper Mirror reported.
At the Cambridge Crown Court, Bradbury also pleaded guilty to one count of voyeurism and two counts of making indecent images of a child.
The offences involved 18 complainants, prosecutor John Farmer said. They date back to 2009.
Over 800 families at risk
About 800 families have been told their children could have been at risk during the five years Bradbury worked there, The Daily Mail said.
The shocking total includes patients he saw at two other hospitals – in Colchester and Ipswich – where he held outpatient clinics between 2008 and 2013.
Police found more than 16,000 indecent images of children on a disc in Bradbury’s home. In one case he filmed the vile abuse.
Addenbrooke’s has now launched a helpline and is contacting the families of all patients he is thought to have dealt with.
Bradbury was bailed and told to sign the sex offenders register.
A sentencing date was not given but the judge said Bradbury could expect a "substantial" custodial sentence.
Here's what Cambridge University Hospitals' chief executive Keith McNeil said:
Sources: Mirror, Mail Online