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DOCTOR ORDERED COUPLES TO HAVE SEX IN SURGERY; 'He watched them perform on his couch'.

A DOCTOR ordered young couples to have sex in his surgery after they turned to him for fertility advice, a court heard yesterday.

Dr Peter Green said he needed to monitor their sexual techniques and watched as they performed on his examining couch.

But the GP's perverted obsession had tragic consequences for his patients, it was claimed.

One man diagnosed by Green as having a low sperm count thought his wife had been unfaithful when she became pregnant. The couple later divorced.

Another man gave up contraception after being told he, too, had a low sperm count. His partner became pregnant and went on to have an abortion.

One of the doctor's alleged victims told the jury how she was ordered to strip naked and have sex with her partner on the examining couch.

The woman said that at the time, in 1984, she and her partner were having difficulty conceiving.

She claimed Green told her he could test the couple's fertility if they had foreplay in his surgery.

After they stripped, he attached wires from a heart machine to her ankles and told them to have sex.

The woman told the court: "He told us to perform foreplay on each other and said the machine would test my reactions.

"He then took a swab from inside me and told my partner to have intercourse with me, but it didn't really happen.

"Dr Green stood at the bottom of the bed next to the machine, watching us.

"It was a bit embarrassing, but we didn't know any different and we trusted our doctor."

As the GP watched another couple have sex on his couch, he stopped them in mid-intercourse, claiming he needed to check their technique, prosecutor Peter Joyce QC, told the jury.

On another occasion, it was claimed, a boy aged 15 went to the surgery to complain about a lump in his groin.

Mr Joyce said: "After the doctor had examined him, he was told to return to the surgery with his 15-year-old girlfriend. The doctor told him to strip to his underpants. Leads from a machine were attached to his ankles. The doctor told him they were to measure muscle control while he was aroused."

Mr Joyce added that the doctor instructed the boy to arouse himself, then told his girlfriend to join in. She caressed him and kissedhis neck.

The prosecutor added: "Having sex in a surgery in front of a doctor serves no medical purpose. He made people do things they would not dream of for his own sexual satisfaction.

"They trusted him because he was a doctor. They were wrong to do so and he broke their trust.

"In some circumstances, he made them think they had problems they didn't have, and on other occasions he left actual cases untreated."

Nottingham Crown Court also heard that Green, 49, used indecent methods to obtain sperm samples from male patients at his surgery in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

He did not carry out proper tests, but told the patients they were sterile or had low counts.

The jury heard that in 1979 a young couple had sex in Green's surgery twice after consulting him because they were having difficulty conceiving.

They were told the husband had a low sperm count and the wife also had medical problems.

When she went on to become pregnant Green, it was claimed, asked her if she was sure the baby was her husband's. She has gone on to have five children.

The court heard a 17-year-old from Loughborough Grammar School, where Dr Green was medical officer, was ordered to give a semen sample and then told he was sterile. The boy has since fathered three children.

Green, of Oakham, Rutland, denies 19 charges of indecent assault against 10 men and four women between 1979 and 1996. The trial continues.
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Author:Chaytor, Rod
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 16, 2000
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