Addenbrooke’s haematologist admits to abuse of children

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A paediatric haematologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has admitted to the abuse of children in his care.

Cambridge Crown Court heard that the 41 year old had committed sexual offences against boys aged 8 to 17 between 2009 and 2013. He pleaded guilty to 25 offences including sexual assault and the making of more than 16,000 indecent images.

The court heard the blood cancer specialist had worked at the hospital for five years.

Sadly the abuse of patients (both adults and children) in the health system is not uncommon. There were a number of allegations brought against Jimmy Saville by hospital patients. More recently there has been a police investigation into abuse at Uplands Independent Hospital in Fareham, which prompted the Care Quality Commission to produce a damning report into serious failings at the care home

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