Family doctor, 54, is accused of giving a woman a cup of tea laced with his semen – after victim discovered a suspicious substance at bottom of cup
- Dr Nicholas John Chapman denied two charges at Taunton Crown Court today
- He’s accused of trying to engage a woman in sexual activity without consent
- GP still suspended from his post at 4,000-patient surgery in Taunton, Somerset
A family doctor will face a trial accused of giving a woman a cup of tea laced with his semen – after the victim discovered a suspicious substance at the bottom of the cup.
Dr Nicholas John Chapman appeared in the dock today to answer two counts of attempting to cause a woman aged 16 or over to engage in sexual activity without her consent.
Appearing before Recorder John Trevaskis, the 54-year-old South African entered not guilty pleas to both charges during the short hearing at Taunton Crown Court, which relate to two occasions in September last year.
Dr Nicholas John Chapman (left and right) appeared in the dock today to answer two counts of attempting to cause a woman aged 16 or over to engage in sexual activity without her consent
The GP remains suspended from his post at the 4,000-patient North Curry Health Centre in Taunton, Somerset (pictured)
A trial is expected to take place in the summer, however, an exact date has not yet been set by the court.
He was remanded on conditional bail, including an order not to contact his victim or other named witnesses directly or indirectly.
The GP remains suspended from his post at the 4,000-patient North Curry Health Centre in Taunton, Somerset.
At a previous hearing at Taunton Magistrates’ Court, prosecutor Giles Tippett, said the victim discovered a substance at the bottom of her cup when she finished the drink given to her by the defendant.
He said the incident was reported to the police three days later and a laboratory test confirmed the substance was ‘semen that related to the doctor’.
Dr Chapman was born in South Africa, where he qualified as a doctor at the University of Cape Town in 1993.
Nigel Yeo, defending, said ‘all his community ties’ are in the UK, while he lives with his partner and part-time with a child.