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An A&E Nurse Has Pleaded Guilty To Raping Two Patients While They Were Unconscious

Andrew Hutchinson was caught after police discovered films he had made of the offences.

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Andrew Hutchinson, 29, a former Accident and Emergency nurse, has pleaded guilty to raping two unconscious patients at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital.

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The Oxford Mail reported that Hutchinson appeared at Oxford crown court this morning facing 27 sexual offences counts, all of which he admitted. They included committing two rapes in the John Radcliffe A&E department in 2011 and 2012, abusing women while working as a volunteer at the Wilderness Festival in 2013, and spying on women and girls at the city's White Horse Leisure Centre.

According to the Oxford Mail, he was arrested leaving the centre on suspicion of voyeurism. Detectives subsequently found footage that he'd recorded on a mobile phone, along with further footage on computer equipment, a memory stick, and a camera, which led them to uncover his offences at the hospital and other venues.

Nineteen of Hutchinson's victims have yet to be identified.

Detective chief inspector Mark Johns said it was a complicated case because some of Hutchinson's victms were unaware they'd been assaulted.

He told the Oxford Mail:

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.

Johns confirmed that "all the victims which can be identified from images have been contacted by Thames Valley Police".

But he added that anyone wishing to speak to Thames Valley Police about concerns regarding Andrew Hutchinson should contact 101 quoting Operation Bream.

Mark Power from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust said: "Our thoughts today are with the victims, whose trust was so betrayed in our hospital and elsewhere.

"I would wish to reassure members of the public that the welfare and safety of our patients is always our first priority."

Hutchinson has been remanded for sentencing on 27 April.

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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