Nurse sexually assaulted patients and made sordid videos of women under anesthesia, court hears

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Medic sexually assaulted female patients and made sordid videos of women while under general anesthesia in hospital, court hears

  • Nurse Paul Grayson, 51, sexually assaulted patients after their hospital operation
  • He filmed the victims in their underwear at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital
  • He pleaded guilty to 23 offenses of voyeurism, sexual assault, taking indecent images of a child and possession of indecent images of children.

A nurse sexually assaulted patients while they were still unconscious following hospital operations, a court heard yesterday.

Paul Grayson, 51, also recorded indecent videos of his victims as he abused his caring position in the ‘rudest’ way possible.

He took advantage of the four most vulnerable patients while they were still under general anesthetic after surgery, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

All four were filmed in their underwear and two were sexually assaulted by touching at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.

Paul Grayson, 51, sexually assaulted patients while they were still unconscious after hospital operations. Pictured leaving Sheffield Magistrates’ Court

The head nurse pleaded guilty to a series of charges which also included taking and possessing indecent images of children.

And he committed voyeurism offenses against five female colleagues by filming them in secret in the toilets of a hospital.

Grayson, from Nether Edge, Sheffield, was in tears for much of yesterday’s hearing as a judge told him he faced a lengthy prison sentence.

In all, he pleaded guilty to 23 offenses of voyeurism, sexual assault, taking indecent images of a child and possessing indecent images of children.

Michael Smith, prosecuting, said the shocking crimes came to light when a young woman who knew him personally grew suspicious that he was filming her and found a ‘library’ of images of her on discs drives and USB keys that he had hidden.

Grayson, of Nether Edge, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to 23 offenses of voyeurism, sexual assault, taking indecent images of a child and possessing indecent images of children.  Pictured leaving Sheffield Magistrates' Court

Grayson, of Nether Edge, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to 23 offenses of voyeurism, sexual assault, taking indecent images of a child and possessing indecent images of children. Pictured leaving Sheffield Magistrates’ Court

She had been recorded nude by hidden cameras, some of which when she was a child, the court heard.

Images of other women were also found and police have launched an investigation. The offenses spanned a period of a decade until his arrest in December 2020, the court was told.

Mr Smith said Grayson started at the hospital in 1994 and became a charge nurse – the male equivalent of a sister.

He worked on a one-on-one basis with patients before and after surgery.

Grayson started at the hospital (pictured) in 1994 and became charge nurse - the male equivalent of a sister

Grayson started at the hospital (pictured) in 1994 and became charge nurse – the male equivalent of a sister

Judge Jeremy Richardson, QC, said he held a position of ‘very considerable responsibility’.

Videos given to police showed Grayson touching two unconscious patients while moving their underwear to film their bodies.

One victim said she was due to have another operation at another hospital but ‘can’t bring herself to go because I will have to be unconscious’.

Defending Alex Menary said his client ‘appears in the dock like a broken man’, adding: ‘It was the most crass breach of trust’.

Grayson is to be sentenced today.

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