A doctor denied he performed oral sex on a patient at Ealing Hospital, a court heard today (December 7).

Dr Paul Andrew Fox, of Rosebury Road, Fulham, stands charged of causing the person to engage in sexual activity without consent , involving the penetration of the defendant's mouth with the complainant's penis when he did not consent.

It is alleged the incident occurred at Ealing Hospital's GUM Sexual Health Clinic on September 1, 2015.

The 52-year-old defendant had pleaded not guilty at Iselworth Crown Court earlier this year.

On Monday (December 5) the same court heard that Dr Fox had "sucked" the complainant's penis and "swallowed" his semen before asking him to "take it as a sign of appreciation".

Following the reported incident the complainant allegedly recorded a conversation with Dr Fox, the court heard.

Jurors were told on Monday (December 5) that the recording suggested Dr Fox had said to the complainant "you were giving me the impression you were in the mood".

Dr Fox claimed in court on Wednesday (December 7) he may have said in the recording "in need" instead of "in the mood".

The court also heard that he had said in the recording "do you have sex with men?"

The defendant also said "just take it as a sign of appreciation", jurors were told.

In court on Wednesday (December 7) Dr Fox was quizzed on the allegation.

Dr Fox, wearing a suit and tie, said: "I saw there was some fluid at the end the penis so I got a sputum pot. "I put it at the end of the penis but at that moment he ejaculated."

Dr Fox then said the semen "went in to the pot".

He added: "I then moved back, I said something briefly to him 'don't worry that happened through no fault of your own'.

"I asked him to get dressed and produce a urine sample.

"I left him and went to the lab to look at the sample."

When the defendant was quizzed on how the complainant had allegedly asked why Dr Fox had "sucked" his penis, Dr Fox said: "I was somewhat nonplussed.

"He was very relaxed and friendly and smiling when he said it.

"It didn't feel like an accusation. I paused to consider how to respond to it.

"I wondered perhaps it was a bad joke."

The court heard that the semen was poured down the sink.

Dr Fox continued: "It has always been my policy not to confront patients when they say something strange.

"I decided to deal with the issue that I think is on his mind."

When asked if he had performed oral sex on the alleged victim, Dr Fox responded "absolutely not".

The trial continues.

Currently the defendant is suspended from Ealing Hospital.

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