Dokter, 54, appears in court accused of putting his own SEMEN into a cup of tea he gave to a woman
A doctor has appeared in court accused of depositing his semen in a cup of tea he gave to a woman.
Dr Nicholas John Chapman, 54, who is currently suspended from his post at the 4,000-patient North Curry Health Centre, in Taunton, denies the allegation.
The details of the case against him were outlined during a 40-minute hearing at Taunton Magistrates’ Court in Somerset.
Dr Chapman, of Kingston St Mary, Somerset, is charged with attempting to cause a woman aged 16 or over to engage in sexual activity (no penetration) without her consent on September 13 laas jaar.
Dr Nicholas John Chapman (op die foto), 54, is charged with attempting to cause a woman aged 16 or over to engage in sexual activity (no penetration) without her consent on September 13 laas jaar. Defence lawyer Nigel Yeo said Dr Chapman denies the allegation
Giles Tippett, vervolging, told the two magistrates overseeing the hearing that the victim discovered a substance at the bottom of her cup when she finished the drink, which she said had been given to her by the defendant.
Mr Tippett said the incident was reported to police three days later.
Nigel Yeo, verdedig, said his client’s response to the charge is ‘a straightforward denial’.
Dr Chapman will face a plea and trial preparation hearing at Taunton Crown Court (op die foto) next month after electing to be tried in front of a judge and jury
Dr Chapman was born in South Africa, where he qualified as a doctor at the University of Cape Town in 1993.
He was given the chance to defend himself at a trial in the magistrates’ court but elected to be tried in front of a judge and jury at Taunton Crown Court, where he will face a plea and trial preparation hearing on Monday, Februarie 21.
He was released on conditional bail, including an order not to contact any named witnesses, by chairman of the bench Valerie Castell.
Nigel Yeo, verdedig, said all of Dr Chapman’s ‘community ties’ are in the UK, where he lives with his partner and part time with a child.