Jailed: Dulwich doctor who made more than 50,000 indecent images of children

Tom Powell
Dr Ediz Ekrem was sentenced today at Croydon Crown Court: Met Police

A junior doctor from south London has been jailed for making more than 50,000 indecent images of children.

Dr Ediz Ekrem, 31, was found to have a catalogue of indecent images on his laptop and hard drive after police raided his Dulwich home last October.

Officers from the Met’s Paedophile unit discovered 187 images deemed to be in the “most serious” category. They also found 92 category B images and more than 50,000 in category C.

Ekrem, who lives on Lordship Lane, was employed part-time by a south London hospital in the paediatric unit when he was arrested.

The General Medical Council was informed and immediately withdrew his licence to practice medicine, pending the outcome of the police investigation.

After initially giving a “no comment” interview to police, the junior doctor pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent photographs of children in court on April 5.

Ekrem was today sentenced to 16 months behind bars at Croydon Crown Court and handed a Sexual Harm Protection Order for 10 years.

DC John Daly, the investigating officer from the Met's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: "An appropriate sentence has been handed down today. Ekrem is a person who was supposed to be trusted and responsible for looking after the most ill and vulnerable in society. He has abused that trust by committing this offence. Ekrem was feeding a market for the most appalling and perverted images for a number of years.

"The sharing and making of indecent images of children is an abhorrent crime and one that the Metropolitan Police Service will continue to pursue and bring the perpetrators before the courts."

Police said none of the images was accessed whilst Ekrem was at work, nor were his patients in any of them.