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Paediatrician Accused Of Sex Attacks On Boys
A paediatric doctor has appeared in court accused of sex offences against cancer patients as young as 11.
Dr Myles Bradbury, 41, who worked as a paediatric haematologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, is accused of four counts of sexual assault and a further four of engaging in sexual activity with boys.
The boys were aged between 11 and 15.
Cambridge Magistrates' Court also heard that Bradbury, of Herringswell, Suffolk, was found with 16,629 indecent still images of children and 20 indecent videos.
Delia Matthews, prosecuting, said: "He was in a position of trust as he was a doctor of these children who were cancer patients. They were very vulnerable."
She added he could face up to seven years in prison.
The offences are said to have taken place between December 2011 and December 2013.
Bradbury is also facing charges of making indecent images of a child and one act of voyeurism, where it is alleged he secretly filmed somebody engaged in a sex act.
Magistrate Stephanie Bishop said: "On what we have heard it would be inappropriate for these charges ... to be dealt with in the magistrates court."
Wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt and tie, Bradbury spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.
He did not indicate any likely plea and was bailed to appear before Cambridge Crown Court on July 11.
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Addenbrooke's Hospital, has set up a helpline to be used "if parents, patients or former patients have any concerns".
The Trust added it was working closely with the NSPCC.
The helpline, on 0800 389 8625, can be reached between 8am and 9pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm at weekends.