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Chester rape charge man claims he was 'incapable of sex'

Published date: 13 August 2014 |
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AN ALLEGED paedophile has claimed he could not have carried out a string of attacks because he suffered from “sexual dysfunction”.

Ramsey Ramsey, 79, formerly manager at the Bombay Palace restaurant on Upper Northgate Street, Chester, is accused of 37 sexual offences against girls under 16 in the 1980s and 190s including 16 counts of rape. He denies any wrongdoing.

Yesterday the Chester Crown Court trial heard from Ramsey’s doctor, Dr Geoffrey Hedley, about treatment he received for erectile dysfunction after Ramsey broke his back falling off a roof in 1974.

Dr Hedley, of St Mark’s Surgery in Southport, told the jury of six men and six women that Ramsey first went to the doctors complaining of impotence in 1976. He said Ramsey also went to a consultant urologist in 1988 for Peyronie’s Disease – a painful curvature of the penis when erect – but the consultant had decided against an operation to correct the problem.

John Wyn Williams, prosecuting, asked Dr Hedley whether Ramsey had ever received any treatment for his erectile dysfunction. Dr Hedley said Ramsey had been prescribed 40 self-administered injections between 1992 and 1996 and he had changed to Viagra in 1999 and received about 100 tablets until 2005. In 2008 he asked to change back to injections again until 2010.

Dr Hedley said Ramsey reported that the treatments were working.

Simon Mills, defending, told the court Ramsey had broken his back after falling 14 feet off a roof while working which had caused bladder problems and sexual dysfunction.

Mr Mills asked Dr Hedley whether the injections had a “disastrous impact” on four separate occasions. Dr Hedley replied there had been one occasion where Ramsey had suffered a priapism – where the penis stays erect for longer than four hours without mental or physical stimulation – which meant his penis had to be aspirated to remove excess blood.

Mr Mills asked whether this would be painful and likely to put someone off using the injections. Dr Hedley replied “yes”. Dr Hedley also said Ramsey had returned some of the injections in 2010.

Mr Mills told the court Ramsey, of Grange Road, Newton, Chester, had been using a catheter for a number of years to help him urinate. Dr Hedley said this was first mentioned in 2001.

In re-examination, Mr Williams asked whether Ramsey was able to get an erection from the time of his accident until he began treatment.

Dr Hedley replied: “He had some problems but it [the notes] does not discuss what they are until 1991 when he was unable to sustain an erection for a few seconds.”

The prosecution is aiming to conclude its evidence tomorrow on day seven of the case.

Proceeding.

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