A children’s doctor who abused boys in his care, including young cancer patients, even fondled some of his victims behind a curtain while their parents were in the room, a court has heard. Dr Myles Bradbury admitted carrying out examinations on children “purely for his own sexual gratification” and with no medical justification.
As a two day sentencing hearing began at Cambridge Crown Court, Bradbury, who worked at Addenbroooke’s Hospital, was warned to expect a substantial prison term. His 18 victims, aged between 10 and 16, included children with haemophilia, leukaemia and other serious illnesses. In total, the married 41-year-old father-of-one has pleaded guilty to 25 offences including sexual assault, voyeurism and possessing more than 16,000 indecent images.
What a despicable and depraved person. Only the death penalty suffices for these kinds of crimes. Taking advantage of the most vulnerable… I seethe with rage and contempt. My inner Luther may burst.
My first question of God will be- why did you allow these vermin to exist? This kind of thing raises the issue of theodicy most acutely for me.