UK doctor held for using 'spy pen' to record child patients undressing

In one of the worst forms of sexual abuse case, a British cancer doctor, who has admitted of possessing more than 16,000 indecent images by a spy camera hidden inside a pen to record his child patients undressing, has landed behind the bars following raids on his clinic.

Updated: Dec 01, 2014, 23:07 PM IST
UK doctor held for using 'spy pen' to record child patients undressing

London: In one of the worst forms of sexual abuse case, a British cancer doctor, who has admitted of possessing more than 16,000 indecent images by a spy camera hidden inside a pen to record his child patients undressing, has landed behind the bars following raids on his clinic.

As per reports in Daily Mail, Myles Bradbury, 41, admitted abusing 18 children in his care at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, between 2009 and 2013.

Bradbury, who abused the young cancer patients, was today sentenced to 22 years in jail while a paedophile who ran children's homes was jailed for life for sexually assaulting youngsters for decades.

The UK doctor who is a blood cancer specialist was arrested in December 2013, after Canadian authorities alerted Britain's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) in July 2012 that he had bought a DVD containing indecent images of children.

More shockingly, as per the daily, Bradbury abused some patients behind a curtain inside his clinic while their unsuspecting parents were in the room. Otherwise, he filmed the kids using secret spy camera which he used to keep hidden inside pens in his pocket.

During the hearing of the case, the judge told him his offenses were a "gross and grotesque breach of trust".

Sentencing him at Cambridge Crown Court, Judge Gareth Hawkesworth said, "In many years' experience on the bench, I have never come across a more culpable or grave course of sexual criminality."

Bradbury's actions amounted to a "prolonged, carefully planned, cruel and persistent campaign of abuse," he was quoted as saying by the BBC.

The judge told Bradbury that he had no doubt he had caused psychological harm to his victims and was at risk of doing so in future.

Meanwhile, a man who ran children's homes in Wrexham has been jailed for life for sexually assaulting youngsters in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.

John Allen, 73, had denied 40 counts of sex abuse against 19 boys and one girl in the late 1960s up to the early 1990s.

He was sentenced at Mold Crown Court after being convicted of 33 charges last week.

The judge ordered Allen must serve a minimum of 11 years in jail.

Before a packed public gallery, Justice Openshaw said, "There have no doubt been more prolific offenders but seldom can there be so many grave offences committed on so many victims over a long period of time, causing so much anguish and misery."  

(With Agency inputs)