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Nurse convicted of raping unconscious patients in Oxford

Andrew Hutchinson was working as a staff nurse when the offences took place Credit: Andrew Hutchinson was working as a staff nurse when the offences took place

A senior male nurse who filmed himself raping unconscious patients at a hospital in Oxfordshire has today pleaded guilty to a series of sex offences against multiple victims at locations across the county.

Andrew Hutchinson, 29, of Garford, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire was a senior nurse at the Emergency Departments of Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital when he was arrested in November 2013 on suspicion of voyeurism offences at a local leisure centre.

His arrest led to the detection of further offences - including raping two unconscious female patients - through images found on devices including a mobile phone, computer equipment, memory stick and camera.

The victims of the sex attacks had been unaware of the crimes committed against them.

Most of the victims of the voyeurism offences had been unaware they were being recorded or filmed at the White Horse Leisure Centre, Abingdon.

Police undertook extensive investigations to identify all the victims of offences in all images.

All identifiable victims have now been contacted by Thames Valley Police and have been offered appropriate support.

Hutchinson admitted all 27 counts against him at at Oxford Crown Court.

I am pleased that Hutchinson has pleaded guilty to his offences and spared his victims having to endure a trial to receive justice.

This has been a complicated and unusual case as the victims of his sex offences were not aware that offences took place because they were not conscious.

Thames Valley Police sent specially trained officers to personally speak to all the victims, who showed great courage when informed with such distressing news.

I have no doubt that Hutchinson would have continued to offend had he not been arrested. I would like to reassure members of the public in Oxfordshire that all the victims which can be identified from images have been contacted by Thames Valley Police.

– Senior Investigating Officer, Det Ch Insp Mark Johns

Should anyone wish to speak to Thames Valley Police about concerns regarding Andrew Hutchinson, contact 101 quoting Operation Bream