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 England’s Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit (RASSO), said: “This paedophile doctor took advantage of his young patients 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 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 Addenbrooke’s 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 at Cambridge Crown Court.
Ms Brown added: “The sentence given to Myles Bradbury reflects the seriousness of what he did and the breach of trust involved. We hope that it gives some comfort to those affected to know that he has been held to account for his crimes.”