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Radlett’s sexual predator tried to arrange a meeting to abuse a girl UK News

A ‘sex predator’ doctor has been jailed after trying to stage the abuse of a seven-year-old girl.

Mark Carrington of Radlett admitted to organizing/facilitating the commission of a sexual offense against a child and three counts of taking an indecent photograph of a child.

The 49-year-old was working as a consultant anesthetist at the Royal Free Hospital in London at the time of his arrest at Finchley – although no evidence has been found that the offenses are linked to his role.

He was arrested after undercover police engaged online with Carrington before going on a date with another fictitious person to sexually abuse a child together.

Detective Sergeant Jim Miller said: ‘Carrington’s actions showed that he posed a grave danger to children as he believed he had arranged a meeting at which he would carry out the sexual abuse of a child.

“What is also concerning is that Carrington was in an excellent position of trust in his medical role, and despite knowing what he was doing was totally wrong, he continued.”

He pleaded guilty in January, was kept in custody and today (April 1) at St Albans Crown Court was sentenced to 28 months in jail.

He was also given six months to concurrently run for the indecent photography charges, issued a sexual abuse prevention order and must sign the sex offender registry for 10 years.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Buckthorpe welcomed the sentencing, adding “we hope the public will feel safer knowing that this sexual predator, who posed a significant risk to children, is now behind bars.”

He said the Child Exploitation Online Protection Unit (NWROCU), which carried out the operation, and UK forces and agencies are determined to “protect children from depraved and dangerous offenders such as Carrington”.

“Law enforcement operates on the internet and we will use every tactic and technological advancement available to ensure that people cannot and do not get away with the terrible crimes they have committed,” he said. he continued.

“I urge anyone who has been the victim of child abuse, or who thinks a child is being abused, to immediately contact the police on 101, where a report can be made confidentially.”

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This notice was published: 2022-04-01 14:36:37

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