A German doctor has been jailed for killing his partner after secretly sprinkling cocaine on his genitals before oral sex.
Dr. Andreas David Niederbichler, 45, was convicted of aggravated rape and bodily harm leading to death and sentenced to nine years in prison.
Niederbichler's partner, only referred to as Yvonne M, 38, died of a cocaine overdose after she performed the sex act on Niederbichler in February 2018. She was unaware he had laced his genitals with the Class A drug.
Yvonne had been a patient of his before the pair started an affair.
He also secretly laced his partners' glasses of champagne, lipstick, and toothpaste with cocaine.
Those claims were denied by Niederbichler but the court was told he had also sprinkled cocaine on his penis during oral, vaginal, and anal sex with three women between 2015 and 2018.
One of the three women reported passing out and having nervous twitches after meeting the doctor, while another woman was involved in two car accidents following a date with him.
Niederbichler was working as a head physician at the Ameos Clinic for Plastic, Aesthetic, and Hand Surgery in Halberstadt.
Niederbichler claims Yvonne willingly participated and was aware of everything.
"Yes, there were drugs, but I didn't give them any drugs without them knowing about it. I was looking for a kick, and they were taking part as well," He told local newspaper Bild.
He also said he was looking for a lawyer to have the verdict overturned.
"I want to prove that it wasn't a criminal act that resulted in the tragic death of Yvonne."
Yvonne and Niederbichler met on a dating website. The court concluded that while sex was consensual, the cocaine consumption wasn't.
Niederbichler is being sued by Yvonne's husband and son for compensation and they are demanding he pay for the funeral costs.
Niederbichler has refused to pay, Bild reported.
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