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Children’s cancer doctor faces sex assault charges

A children’s doctor is due to appear in court tomorrow charged with a string of sexual assaults on young boys who were suffering from cancer.

Dr Myles Bradbury, 41, of Herringswell, allegedly fondled his victims while working a consultant paediatric haematologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

He is said to have committed 11 attacks while in a 
position of trust as the doctor of the “vulnerable” youngsters.

The charges include two 
of assaulting an 11-year-old boy by touching in September and November last year and two similar counts relating 
to a 12- year-old boy last November.

He also faces two counts of causing or inciting a boy aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity without penetration on occasions between April 2012 and November 2013.

There are also two further counts of engaging in non-penetrative sexual activity with a boy aged 13 to 15 by sexual touching between December 2011 and July 2013.

Bradbury is also charged with making 16,629 indecent still images, and 20 indecent videos of children, on or 
before December 18, 2013 and voyeurism after allegedly 
recording a person carrying out a private act for his own 
sexual gratification without their permission on or 
before the 
same date.

Bradbury gave no indication of a plea during a brief appearance before magistrates in Cambridge on Thursday.

Delia Matthews, prosecuting, said: “Mr Bradbury was in a position of trust as a doctor of these children. They were all cancer sufferers and were all vulnerable.”

A spokesman for Cambridge University Hospitals trust (CUH) said: “We are aware of the allegations against Mr Bradbury and we have been working closely with Cambridgeshire Police for some time.”

“Our main priority at CUH is the safety of our patients. As soon as concerns were raised nine months ago, Dr Myles Bradbury was excluded from working at the trust and is no longer employed here.

“Since then we have worked closely with Cambridgeshire Police and partners, including the NSPCC, to make sure that individuals are contacted and support is offered throughout this difficult time.”

Magistrates committed the case to Cambridge Crown Court and Bradbury was bailed to appear there tomorrow.

 

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