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Psychiatrist had sex with patient during therapy

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A Stockholm-based psychiatrist had sex with one of his patients during a therapy session. The man has now been charged with sexually exploiting a person dependent of him.

"He denies the crime," prosecutor Birgitta Tholander Werme told the Metro newspaper.

The doctor and psychiatrist, a man in his fifties, worked at a large hospital in Stockholm, but also regularly had private sessions with patients in the evening.

The patient was a woman some 15 years his junior, according to Metro. One evening in late 2009 she was feeling very unwell, and booked another therapy session.

According to the patient, the psychiatrist gave her a strong beer. The therapy session ended with the two having sex, according to the prosecutor.

The prosecutor underlines that the woman was not physically forced into having sex with her therapist.

After the incident, the woman was shocked, but was finally talked into reporting the man to the police.

The charged psychiatrist admits certain circumstances, reports Metro, but denies the crime.

Much of the investigation has been marked as secret by Stockholm's district court.

The court date has been set for April.

"The investigation has taken a long time for several reasons," said Birgitta Tholander Werme to Metro.

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