A 25-year-old man was yesterday (Wednesday, 30 July 2014) found guilty of five sexual assaults on three female victims across Surrey and London following a 13-day trial at Guildford Crown Court.
Christopher Bridger (pictured), of York Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, befriended his female victims by pretending to be gay.
"Bridger is a sexual predator who targeted vulnerable women he worked and studied with under the pretence that he was gay" said investigating officer PC Rhiannon Barton-Wolfe, from Surrey Police's Sexual Offences Investigation Team.
"He would become close to his young female victims, who believed he was their friend, taking them into his confidence and then sexually assaulting them when they were drunk and at their most vulnerable."
Bridger was convicted on a total of five charges, four of which relate to offences which took place at several locations in Surrey over an 18-month period.
He was found guilty of sexually assaulting two of his co-workers in 2011 and 2012 while he was working with the South East Coast Ambulance NHS Service.
He was also found guilty of one count of rape while he was studying at St George's Hospital in London between 2008 and 2009.
During yesterday's hearing Bridger was found not guilty of two further counts of sexual assault.
Following the allegations officers from Surrey Police's Sexual Offences Investigation Team launched a joint investigation with colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service which led to Bridger being arrested in January 2013 charged with the offences in September 2013.
"The successful conviction in court yesterday reflects the effort and determination which went into the investigation to bring this man to justice" said PC Barton-Wolfe.
"I have no doubt that he would have carried on offending had the victims not come forward and spoken out about what he did to them and they must be commended for their bravery."
Bridger has been remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Friday, 5 September.