August 2016

Pervert family GP caught with 850,000 sickening sex abuse images of children, animals and corpses


A family doctor will be sentenced after he was caught with nearly 850,000 sex abuse images of children, animals and corpses.

Dr Michael Kennedy faces a lengthy prison sentence after he managed to avoid detection over a 10 year period, a court heard.

The 52-year-old married man’s “colossal” hoard included 10 extreme images involving a dog and two with corpses.

Prosecutor Anthea Harris told Peterborough magistrates’ court: “There are 2002 images at category A, 6737 at category B and 839,349 at category C.

“Category A is the most serious category on the scale.

“The crown say the starting point for offences of this type is one year in custody, but his is aggravated by the colossal number of images, and further aggravated by the extreme pornography, and the lengthy time of the offences – they were over a 10 year period.

“We say this case is so serious it should be dealt with at Crown Court who have greater sentencing powers.”

Simon Milburn, defending, agreed, and said the case was suitable for crown court.

In total Kennedy, of Peakirk, Cambs., pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing indecent images of children at Peterborough magistrates’ court on Thursday.

He also confessed to one count possessing prohibited images of a child and two counts of possessing extreme pornographic images and one count of possessing extreme images that were likely to cause serious injury to a person’s private parts.

The images do not relate to any patients or anyone connected to the surgery.

Kennedy worked as a senior partner at the Millfield Medical Centre in Peterborough, Cambs., before the allegations surfaced.

He was supported by family and friends during the hearing, who sat in the public gallery.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG and NHS England said: “Dr Michael Kennedy, formerly of Millfield Medical Centre in Peterborough, has been charged with a number of offences relating to indecent images of children.

His case has been sent to crown court for sentencing.