A PAEDOPHILE police surgeon who built a makeshift porn studio where he filmed drugged child victims has been sentenced for life.

Robert Cameron Wells told an eight-year-old boy he was “going to be a star” after leading him on to his evil movie set which was a converted scrapyard office, in October 1998.

His victim described the windowless room as empty apart from a hospital style bed, lights and a large camera.

Wells, 69, who worked as a police doctor for Hampshire police, directed while another man operated the camera.

The Argus: Robert Wells has been sentenced for life.Robert Wells has been sentenced for life.

Judge Rennie sentenced Wells for life with a minimum of 17 years and three more sentences to run concurrently, totalling another nine years and ten months.

Wells will be 86-years-old before he is eligible to be considered for parole.

The court heard he did not instruct his legal team to issue any apology to his victims.

The judge told Wells he is a monster who groomed and abused boys and girls for years with an almost pathological disinterest in the consequences.

Judge Rennie said Wells posed an ongoing serious risk to the public.

He said: “Your perverted sexual appetite knows no bounds. It is who you are and what you do.

“You showed no hint of regret or remorse. Sorry is something you definitely are not.”

The judge said he doubted Wells could remember the words of the sacred oath he took as a doctor.

He added: “You turned out to be the stuff of, and the creator of nightmares.

“You were described to the jury as a monster.

“I doubt any right thinking person would disagree.”

The former doctor appeared by video link from HMP Lewes after refusing to attend court.

He listened with his eyes closed and hands clasped in front of him as the court heard details of his sexual abuse.

A jury at the crown court in Hove found Wells guilty on two counts of indecency with a child and another charge of attempting to make an indecent image of a child. He pleaded guilty to another 16 charges.

The Argus: Wells will be eligible to be considered for parole aged 86.Wells will be eligible to be considered for parole aged 86.

Wells qualified as a doctor in the 1970s and worked as a GP in Caerleon, South Wales for ten years before moving to Brighton.

He worked as a forensic medical examiner with Hampshire Police and in private practice at Brighton.

The jury was told while Wells was a GP in Wales he indecently assaulted three of his patients.

He assaulted another teenage girl in November 1998, telling them all he was giving them was a medical examination.

In February, he was arrested after filming himself sexually abusing two young girls after drugging them at his flat in Southampton.

He was jailed for 15 years at Winchester Crown Court in 2004.

After being released in 2015, he was arrested again when he failed to keep to the conditions of his licence.

He was jailed again for another seven years following another trial in Cardiff.

A cold case review of his case led to the discovery of new abuse videos on his computers and he has been convicted of multiple offences of indecent assault, rape and filming of a girls and her sisters who he befriended in Brighton

Wells refused to meet police when they went to interview him in prison