- Gennadij Raivich, 51, home-visited women desperate to become mothers
- Scientist would then assault them during insemination process, court heard
- Told one ‘she would have to give him oral sex to obtain a sperm sample’
- Told another her ‘chances of pregnancy would increase if she orgasmed’
- Man only qualified as a doctor in Germany and is not on medical register
- Pleaded not guilty to a string of sexual assault charges in court today
A neuroscientist who ran a ‘one stop shop’ insemination service preyed on three women desperate to become mothers by sexually assaulting them, a court was told.
Professor Gennadij Raivich, 51, a perinatal neuroscientist at University College London, carried out home visits to women across the country – assaulting them during the insemination process.
The man from Holborn, London, told one victim she had to repeatedly perform oral sex on him to obtain the sperm samples, Blackfriars Crown Court heard.
Raivich, who sometimes went by the pseudonym Frank Qualman, is also alleged to have told one woman her chances of becoming pregnant were increased if she orgasmed during the insemination process.
The man would take a ‘donation kit’ containing a DVD player – which he watched pornography on – rubber gloves, a speculum and pipette to his visits, jurors heard.
Raivich is only qualified as a doctor in Germany, has never practiced medicine in the UK and is not registered with the General Medical Council, the prosecution said.
His service did not conform to the guidelines of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the court was told.