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Former paediatrician thought he was “bomb proof” against sex charges, court hears

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h103 (Published 08 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h103
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A former consultant paediatrician raped and indecently assaulted girls in the 1970s and 1980s, in the belief that he was “bomb proof” because no one would believe the alleged victims, a jury heard at the opening of his trial at Reading Crown Court for historical sex offences.

Michael Salmon, 79, is charged with drugging and gang raping a girl aged between 12 and 14, with two other men, and raping a 16 year old girl after carrying out a procedure that he claimed was an abortion. In all, he faces three counts of rape, 11 of indecent …

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