Taunton doctor added semen to coffee

Dr Nicholas Chapman, 55, of Taunton, has been convicted of attempting to engage in sexual activity without consent. At the trial at Gloucester Crown Court Chapman was accused of adding his semen to hot drinks he made for a woman. This happened several time s during the course of 2021. The woman became suspicious and kept a sample of one drink he made. In September 2021 she reported the incidents to the police. When the sample she had kept was tested, it was confirmed to contain semen with a DNA match to the doctor.

Chapman denied the putting the semen into the coffee. In his defence the court was told that he had a medical condition which caused him to ejaculate while going to the toilet. The jury was told that Chapman might not have washed his hands afterwards, or before making the drinks.

A jury today (Thursday 15 June) convicted Chapman of one count of sexual activity without consent. He was acquitted of a second similar charge.Ā Chapman was bailed ahead of his sentencing hearing on Thursday 6 July.

DS Rachel Walls, part of the investigation team, said: “I wish to praise the complainant in this case. She was very brave to report this to the police and enable us to carry out a thorough investigation.”

Officers kept the NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group informed. That was to ensure appropriate safeguarding measures were in place from the start of their enquiries.

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