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Pilot 'tricked' teacher into sex to 'clear up disease'
A teacher from Haverfordwest yesterday denied inventing allegations she was raped by deception.
A barrister representing a Syrian-born airline pilot put it to her during a trial at Swansea crown court that her evidence was fabricated.
Fadi Sbano, 38, is accused of fooling the woman into allowing him to administer a special ointment on the end of his penis, after the woman discovered a rash of white spots between her legs.
The prosecution claims Sbano even pretended to know a gynaecologist known only as Ibby' who advised him how often to have intercourse with her, and how to do it.
The woman sobbed as she told the jury how he began to deceive her.
"It was a cream to be placed on to a stainless steel, tubular instrument, something quite similar to a penis.
"It was to be inserted into me. He (Sbano) said a BUPA nurse would have to insert it inside me but the cost of this nurse would be a lot.
"Fadi said that his method of application would have benefits because it would not be costly and would be softer than a blunt metal instrument."
She said before each session Sbano would telephone Ibby for instructions and depending on how deep the application needed to be, sex would take place in different positions.
The teacher at a private school in Surrey said she put up with the treatment for nine months before telling her own doctor what was happening.
Sbano is accused of telling the woman he had cancer and getting her and her mother to hand over money to pay for the cream and cancer treatment in America.
Sbano, from Harrow, London, denies nine charges of rape and 11 of obtaining money by deception.
The trial continues.