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Nurse pleads guilty to making indecent images of children

Former theatre nurse Paul Grayson, who earlier pleaded guilty to sexual offences at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital, admits further crimes
Former operating theatre nurse Paul Grayson outside Sheffield magistrates court

Former theatre nurse Paul Grayson, who earlier pleaded guilty to sexual offences at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital, admits further crimes

An operating nurse who admitted sexually assaulting patients and staff has now pleaded guilty to a string of further offences.

Paul Grayson pleaded guilty on Wednesday to six charges including voyeurism and making indecent images of children, at Sheffield Crown Court.

Multiple admissions of sexual offences

The former theatre nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, had previously pleaded guilty to 17 offences at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield between 2017 and 2020.

The offences admitted this week were unrelated to his job at the

Former theatre nurse Paul Grayson, who earlier pleaded guilty to sexual offences at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital, admits further crimes

Former operating theatre nurse Paul Grayson outside Sheffield magistrates court
Paul Grayson leaving Sheffield Magistrates Court on 4 February Picture: Alamy

An operating nurse who admitted sexually assaulting patients and staff has now pleaded guilty to a string of further offences.

Paul Grayson pleaded guilty on Wednesday to six charges including voyeurism and making indecent images of children, at Sheffield Crown Court.

Multiple admissions of sexual offences

The former theatre nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, had previously pleaded guilty to 17 offences at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield between 2017 and 2020.

The offences admitted this week were unrelated to his job at the hospital and included making the most serious Category A images of children.

Mr Grayson admitted filming women while they showered or used the toilet, making 123 indecent photographs and making three indecent videos of children.

Guilty pleas at an earlier hearing

At a previous hearing, on 4 February, at Sheffield Magistrates Court he admitted 13 voyeurism charges, two counts of sexual assault, one of taking an indecent image of a 17-year-old, and one count of sexual touching. He denied three charges of making indecent images of children.

South Yorkshire police confirmed that ten counts of voyeurism and three of sexual assault related to offences committed in the day case theatre unit at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, against five members of staff and four patients between 2017 and 2020.

Three of the voyeurism offences and one of the sexual assaults relate to indecent recordings of three unidentified female patients.

The patients were unidentifiable due to the nature of the recordings, police said.

Mr Grayson has not worked at the trust since his arrest in December 2020 and was suspended by the Nurse and Midwifery Council in June 2021.

He is due to be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on 9 May.


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