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‘Predatory’ nurse jailed for sexually assaulting nine women

NHS nurse Adam Soothill was jailed for 30 months for 24 counts of sexual assault involving nine women after denying the charges at Preston Crown Court

NHS nurse Adam Soothill was jailed for 30 months for 24 counts of sexual assault involving nine women after denying the charges at Preston Crown Court

A ‘predatory’ nurse has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for sexually assaulting nine women.

Women praised for speaking out about the assaults

The victims of Adam Soothill were praised for their bravery in speaking out after he was found guilty of 24 counts of sexual assault following a trial at Preston Crown Court.

Mr Soothill, who had worked as an NHS nurse for a decade, committed the offences between January 2017 and March 2020.

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NHS nurse Adam Soothill was jailed for 30 months for 24 counts of sexual assault involving nine women after denying the charges at Preston Crown Court

Nurse Adam Soothill was jailed for 30 months for 24 offences after trial at Preston Crown Court
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A ‘predatory’ nurse has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for sexually assaulting nine women.

Women praised for speaking out about the assaults

The victims of Adam Soothill were praised for their bravery in speaking out after he was found guilty of 24 counts of sexual assault following a trial at Preston Crown Court.

Mr Soothill, who had worked as an NHS nurse for a decade, committed the offences between January 2017 and March 2020.

He denied the offences from the outset, claiming any touching would have been accidental and the women were lying.

The court heard how one woman described breaking down in tears as she told her partner about the incident. Another described how Mr Soothill had laughed after he had sexually assaulted her.

Crown Prosecution Service North West senior crown prosecutor Claire Marsh paid tribute to the women for coming forward.

‘Their actions in taking a stand against this man’s behaviour will no doubt have prevented other women suffering similar abuse,’ she said.

‘Sexual assault causes immense distress to victims and their families.’

Abuser's actions described as predatory and sexually motivated

Mr Soothill was convicted of 24 out of 28 allegations and jailed for 30 months at Preston Crown Court on 27 October.

Lancashire Police investigating officer Darren Caunce called Mr Soothill’s actions ‘predatory and sexually motivated’, adding that police were committed to preventing offences of serious sexual assault.

‘He committed numerous sex assaults to satisfy his own depraved desires,’ he added.

‘We want victims to feel confident that they will be treated with compassion and that we will do everything possible to trace those responsible and take action against them.’


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