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Alan Taylor jailed for sex assaults on vulnerable women patients

Alan Taylor
Image caption Former nurse Alan Taylor assaulted vulnerable women in his care

A former male nurse has been jailed for 12 years and six months for sexually assaulting women patients in his care.

Alan Taylor, 51, of Centaurus Square, St Albans, was found guilty of five out of 12 counts of sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder.

St Albans Crown Court heard he abused vulnerable women with mental health issues over several years.

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust said his actions were "completely unacceptable".

He has been placed on the sex offenders register for life.

A trust spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with the vulnerable women in this appalling case, as well as their families.

"Alan Taylor's actions were completely unacceptable. He betrayed the position of trust he held and we do not tolerate such behaviour."

DC Kelly Adams said he had preyed on one of the most vulnerable groups of young women in society.

"He was supposed to care for them, but instead took advantage of their situations for his own sexual gratification," she said.

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