Doctor accused of telling patient sex with him will help her MS
A hospital specialist who had sex with a patient told her it was therapy, saying: "Trust me, I'm a doctor," a tribunal heard.
A&E medic Kwame Somuah-Boateng, 43, bedded the woman in his sleeping quarters after she went to casualty with numb legs and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The patient, in her 30s, told a disciplinary hearing he claimed it would help her regain feeling, especially in her private parts.
The woman said: "He said to me, 'Trust me, I'm a doctor. It will help you get your sensitivity back.'
"I wanted to have sex with him because I thought it helped."
She said the "treatment" continued for six months until she told a nurse, who broke it to her the doctor had tricked her into sex.
The woman, who was a patient at Croydon University Hospital in South London, said: "He told me sex was good for my condition. I feel like I was groomed."
The married urologist denies misconduct, saying the woman, identified only as Patient A, asked him for sex.
The dad of two, from Mitcham, previously stood trial for rape but was cleared by a jury.
Natasha Tahta, lawyer for the General Medical Council, told the tribunal: "She was reliant on him for emotional support.
"But she became upset about what she perceived to be him using her for his sexual gratification."
The Manchester hearing continues.