Sex with me will cure your MS, doctor 'told patient'

Kwame Somuah-Boateng
Kwame Somuah-Boateng Credit: Cavendish Press

A patient who went to her doctor with multiple sclerosis was told the best cure was sex - with him, a tribunal has heard.

Kwame Somuah-Boateng told his patient, "trust me I'm a doctor" as he persisted in his attempts to seduce her.

The senior A&E doctor is now facing a medical tribunal over the extra-marital affair with the patient, during which he repeatedly promised her: "Having sex is good for you," when she was diagnosed with MS, the tribunal heard on Friday.

The 43-year-old doctor told the woman that intercourse with him would stimulate the muscles in her legs and had sex with her in his hospital sleeping quarters saying: "Trust me I'm a doctor - it will help you to get your sensitivity back".

During their liaison, Dr Somuah-Boateng took the woman who is in her 30s to a christening and vowed to marry her and have a son by her - even though he already had a wife and two daughters, it was claimed.

Kwame Somuah-Boateng Credit: Cavendish Press

He claimed having sex would help her "regain the feelings in her vagina" and would "help her pelvic floor muscles because they were weak". He said it would help her "to feel normal - feel like a woman".

The six-month fling ended when the woman - known only as Patient A - discovered she might be pregnant only for him to warn her his wife would "kill" the baby, it was said. When she thought she had miscarried he tried to have sex with her again.

She said she discovered what Dr Somuah-Boateng had told her about the benefits of sex for her condition was false when she went for a subsequent medical appointment.

At the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, Patient A said: "At the time I thought the relationship was normal. He made me feel safe and he made me think that I couldn't speak to family or friends about my condition and told me not to look thinks up on the internet." 

The affair began in July 2012 after Patient A was admitted to the A&E department at Croydon University Hospital in South London when she complained of being unable to feel her legs or feet properly. 

When Patient A was diagnosed with MS, Dr Somuah-Boateng, a urologist, comforted her and advised her about the condition.

The woman told the Manchester hearing: "A few days later he called me.

"He invited me to a Christening and said that he would pick me up. As I was about to give him my address he said 'I've already got it from your files'.

"The first time I had sex with Kwame he said to me: 'Trust me I'm a doctor - it will help you to get your sensitivity back.' I wanted to have sex with him because I thought it helped."

Dr Somuah-Boetang of Mitcham, Surrey, denies he initiated contact with Patient A, insisting that she contacted him and asked him for the sexual contact. He also denies separate charges of supplying her with any prescription medication, only paracetamol.

In 2015 at Croydon Crown Court he stood trial for attempted rape and assault by penetration but was cleared by a jury.

The tribunal continues.

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