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Medic who faked being gay to rape women jailed for 12 years

He would become close to his victims and assault them when they were drunk and vulnerable; one of the victims was an EMS colleague

BBC News

SURRY, England — A trainee paramedic who pretended to be gay in order to sexually assault female friends has been jailed for 12 years.

Christopher Bridger, 25, of York Road, Stevenage, would become close to his victims and then assault them when they were drunk and vulnerable.

He was found guilty of assaulting two women while working at South East Coast Ambulance and raping a fellow student at St George's Hospital in London. He pleaded not guilty during the trial at Guildford Crown Court.

Read full story: Rapist paramedic Christopher Bridger 'pretended to be gay'

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Tammy L Field Tammy L Field Friday, September 05, 2014 11:27:35 AM The travesty is that, knowing our soft UK laws and liberal hand-wringers, he'll probably be out in 4 years :( Even a life sentence over here only means about 12-15 years. :(
Sarah Zed Sarah Zed Friday, September 05, 2014 12:18:33 PM Yes. Because Liberals don't think rape is a crime. Seriously?? why do people always blame liberals for everything?
Tammy L Field Tammy L Field Friday, September 05, 2014 12:29:43 PM Sarah Zed I didn't just blame the hand-wringing liberals (who spend a lot of their time fighting for the rights of prisoners, disregarding any rights victims might have), I also blamed our soft UK laws. I also notice you used a capital 'L' for Liberal, indicating the political party. I purposely used a lower case to avoid that confusion.
Sarah Zed Sarah Zed Friday, September 05, 2014 12:37:38 PM Tammy L Field I am Liberal with and without a capital letter. I am also not at all in favor of most of the sentences handed out. I think if someone is sentenced to 12 years - they do ALL 12 years. If someone doesn't want to live in a prison, they shouldn't do the crime. I think some sentences are out of whack. Someone can be a repeat offender of violent crimes and serve less than someone committing a non-violent crime. There seems to be no logic to it. BUT. Considering the fact that these rulings are handed out by both liberal and conservative judges, and laws are made by BOTH liberals and conservatives you can't be blaming just liberals. There are plenty of "hand-wringing conservatives" that help their own with suspended sentences, no time served for crimes that they should never see the light of day again.
Tammy L Field Tammy L Field Friday, September 05, 2014 12:40:49 PM Sarah Zed Ten years ago I would have vehemently argued that point about Conservatives with you Sarah but I saw the light a long time ago. If I'm brutally honest, none of the parties are any better than each other. We're being ground down by Human Rights which only seem to apply to the criminals - people who should give up those rights as soon as they're convicted. I wouldn't want to see the American legal system in the UK but I'd certainly like to see their sentencing here.
Johnathan MacIntyre Johnathan MacIntyre Saturday, September 06, 2014 2:19:53 AM Cut his dick off and pour vinegar on it and throw him in jail!!
Fred Pings Fred Pings Tuesday, September 23, 2014 3:42:57 PM I suppose now that he is in prison he won't have to fake being gay. The boys will make it's real.

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