Medical Sex Abuse

Breaking the Silence

Cambridge pediatric hematologist gets time for taking indecent pictures of sick boys

Dr. Myles Bradbury, a child pediatric consultant hematologist was sentenced to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to over 20 offenses, ranging from sexual assault to possessing over 16,000 indecent images of boys ages ten to sixteen. While working for Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, Bradbury abused 18 boys who were all suffering from Leukemia, Hemophilia and other serious illnesses, often using a spy pen to capture illicit images of the boys without their knowledge. In June 2015, an Appellate court reduced his sentence from 22 to 16 years with the final six years on license. While many of the victim’s families were disappointed in the ruling, it does mandate that Bradbury serve 10 years and eight months before even being considered for release, a stricter provision than the original sentence. The new ruling also establishes harsher criteria for release.



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