A nurse has been jailed for sexually abusing nine women at an NHS hospital.
The detective described Adam Soothill as “corrupt” after he attacked fellow staff in the accident and emergency department at the Royal Preston Hospital between 2017 and 2019.
The Granthshala understands that hospital owners at the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust were first alerted to his crimes when a member of staff raised the alarm in March 2019.
Following this complaint, nine other hospital staff came forward to report it.
There is no evidence that Suthil, who worked in the trust for 10 years, attacked any patient.
Suthill of Fulwood, Lancashire, pleaded not guilty to 28 charges, but a jury at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday pleaded guilty to 24 of 28 charges.
During the trial, jurors heard how a woman described crying while telling her partner about the incident that happened to her.
Another said that Suthil laughed after the sexual assault.
Soothil argued that any touch was accidental and that the women were lying.
He was sentenced to 30 months in prison for 24 offences.
Lancashire Police Investigating Officer Darren Coons said: “Soothil’s actions were violent and sexually motivated. He committed several sexual assaults to satisfy his corrupt desires.
“I must commend the victims for their strength in supporting our prosecution. They have shown great courage and bravery in coming forward and reporting crimes to the police.
“We are committed to preventing and detecting serious sexual assault crimes. We want the victims to have confidence that they will be treated with kindness and we will do everything possible to trace and take action against those responsible.
“I hope this case will give other victims of sexual assault the confidence to come forward, knowing that we will listen to them and act on the information they provide.”
CPS North West Senior Crown Prosecutor Claire Marsh said: “Soothill sexually assaulted nine women over a three-year period.
“We are grateful to the brave victims who came forward to report the abuse, their actions in taking a stand against this man’s behavior have undoubtedly prevented other women from suffering similar abuse.
“Sexual harassment causes extreme distress to victims and their families”.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust was contacted for comment, but did not respond.
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