Male nurse admits raping two female patients while they were unconscious in hospital

Andrew Hutchinson
Andrew Hutchinson

A male nurse has admitted filming himself raping two female patients while they were unconscious inside the accident and emergency department of a hospital.

Andrew Hutchinson, aged 29, of Garford, near Abingdon, today pleaded guilty to a series of sexual offences that took place during a two-year period at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, which is used by a lot of people living in the south of Northamptonshire.

One victim, who was 18 years old, was raped in October 2011 and another, aged 35 years old, was raped in February 2012. Hutchinson also admitted a charge of voyeurism relating to a 22-year patient in March 2012 and one count of outraging public decency involving an unknown patient in July 2012.

He was arrested by Thames Valley Police in November 2013 when he was caught secretly filming women and girls at the White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Detectives then searched his home and found the footage of the sex offender raping the female patients as well as a large amount of child porn and other footage he had made on his mobile phone, computer equipment, a memory stick and a camera.

He also admitted to abusing two victims when he worked as a volunteer in the medical tent of the Wilderness Festival in 2013.

At the time of his arrest, Hutchinson was employed as a staff nurse at the Emergency Departments of the John Radcliffe Hospital. Since his arrest he has not worked for and is no longer an employee of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The victims in the images of sex offences had been unaware that offences were committed against them because they were unconscious at the time the offence took place.

The victims of the voyeurism offences, apart from those who had made reports to police, had been unaware that they were being recorded or filmed.

All identifiable victims of Hutchinson have now been contacted by Thames Valley Police to be informed of the offences which took place against them and receive appropriate support.

Leading Operation Bream, Senior Investigating Officer, Det Ch Insp Mark Johns of Thames Valley Police CID said: “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. Should anyone wish to speak to our officers about their concerns, please do contact 101 quoting Operation Bream.”

Hutchinson was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on April 27.