A Russian wife and a mother-of-one was raped by her anesthetist who took advantage of her as she was paralyzed after her breasts plastic surgery.
The 35-year-old woman, Erika Bykova, was allegedly a victim of a 59-year-old grandfather, Dr. Yury Chernikov, who now faces up to 6 years in prison due to sexual violence and rape charges.
According to Erika, the effects of anesthetic made her feel “helpless” and incapable of stopping the “attack” as she woke up and found the surgeon raping her.
While Dr. Chernikov admitted to having sex with the 35-year-old only minutes after the surgery, he claimed that it was all consensual and that his patient told him that she was “feeling good.”
The mother-of-one, whose mission was to improve the shape of her breasts, however, told a different story as she spoke out on TV.
“I was moaning. But I was moaning because I couldn’t scream,” she said.
“It was the very first surgery in my life. I saw him before the surgery. He came to my ward to talk about the results of my pre-operation checks.
“My husband was against the surgery – he believed that I was beautiful enough already. I was shaking crazily after the operation, and I heard a voice telling me: ‘Girl, everything will be okay, everything will be fine.’
“He was touching me, it was the anaesthetist’s voice. Then he allowed himself to do things that a doctor must not do. He was commenting on what he was doing.
“He raped me. I was in a helpless state. At that moment I could understand everything but my eyelids were very heavy, I even couldn’t open them fully.
“I tried to push him away with my legs but I couldn’t do that.”
Erika, who was alone in the operating room with the pervert, therefore had no way of alerting others about her situation.
“I absolutely trusted the doctor. I trusted him with my life and body. For a long time I couldn’t pull myself together and talk to my husband about it.
“I even filed a complaint to the Investigative Committee (in charge of probing serious crimes) and asked detectives not to interrogate my husband – at least for some time.
“I had gone to the police station and filed the complaint to the Interior Ministry in (Samara) the very day when I was released from the clinic.”
After her complaint, Yury allegedly offered her money so that she would back off.
“I am sorry for sharing these details (but) I am speaking out to help women in the same situation who cannot talk about it to anyone,” the violated woman said.
As. Dr. Chenikov was speaking to the Russian channel NTV, his words were completely different from those of Erika.
“Yes, there was sexual intercourse. I constantly controlled my actions, all the touching and licking. I was asking her: ‘Erika, are you feeling good, am I not hurting you?’
“And she answered: ‘Yes, I’m feeling good,’” he said.
Yury claimed that “she kept her legs spread – she didn’t try to say a word or stop it.” After a while, he also shared his worries:
“Obviously, five minutes after everything happened, I was terrified. And I realised my children, my grandchildren, my wife would never forgive me.
“At that moment I hadn’t been thinking about anything. Another organ was doing the thinking.”
In the doctor’s latest testimony, he said that the woman told him that she “hadn’t felt so good in a while” after he raped her. He also said that the two met later that day and had a “lovely chat” as he handed her chocolates and morning-after pills.
Apparently, he also provided her with a medical report proving that he is free of sexually transmitted diseases upon her request.
According to Yury, he told everything to his wife of 35 years, Tatiana, and apologized to Erika.
“I was humiliating myself, begging her forgiveness although both of us knew what we had was voluntarily – and she wasn’t in a helpless state,” he claimed.
“She asked me several times to settle a compensation payment for sleeping with her. But I had no time to do that, and I didn’t know how much one would pay for it.
“In the course of interrogation (with detectives) I initially admitted my guilt because I was afraid that if I hadn’t done so, I would be arrested and put in jail.
“That was what I was afraid of. Now, I do not fully admit my guilt – because I believe there was no rape.
“During sexual intercourse (the patient) was not in a helpless state. She was able to fight back and could have expressed her protest.
“I didn’t force her physically or psychologically to have sex. I believe (rape) is a false denunciation.”
The wife of Yury also had something to say. “He is not a rapist, that’s for sure. He just showed weakness. He showed weakness as a man.
“My husband was the first person who told me what happened…. He has hypertension and perhaps it was caused by stress.
“We’ve been living together for 35 years -I know him better than anyone else. Yes, he could have been weak as a man but he would not hurt anyone. There have been no such situations before.
“He asked me to forgive him and I did because I love him a lot. He apologized to her, he honestly told me that he apologized for what happened.”
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