Wife of doctor accused of rape shares about his erection issues
He can no longer perform, she says of doctor on trial for raping patient
The wife of a doctor accused of molesting and raping a patient took the stand yesterday to defend her husband, saying she "firmly believes" in his character and that he is unable to rape a woman due to problems with his sexual ability.
Madam Quek Bee Nar, 61, has been married to Wee Teong Boo, 67, for 40 years. The couple have five children aged 20 to 39.
Madam Quek, a real estate agent, is also a director of Wee's Clinic and Surgery, where Wee allegedly molested and raped a 23-year-old woman on two occasions in late 2015.
Madam Quek told the court Wee has had trouble achieving and sustaining an erection since 2015.
"Aside from believing in his character, his penis is so soft, how could he have raped the woman?" she said.
The court heard the couple engaged in sexual intercourse once or twice a month in 2015. Wee had trouble achieving or sustaining an erection and penetrative intercourse was not always possible.
Madam Quek testified she was first asked about her sex life by the police on Jan 1, 2016 after she was told Wee was being investigated for rape. She told the police sex with her husband was "very fast".
When asked to explain, she said Wee is "old already". She failed to mention details of his inability to achieve erection.
The prosecution tried to impeach Madam Quek's credibility on account of the inconsistencies between her statement to the police and her testimony in court. But this was rejected by Justice Chua Lee Ming.
When Deputy Public Prosecutor Amanda Chong asked why she omitted the details, Madam Quek said she did not have experience giving a police statement and was "too shy" to share intimate details of her sex life with the male police officer interviewing her.
She did not understand the purpose of the question, thinking it was to gauge if they were "in love". She also thought Wee would not be charged.
DPP Chong put it to Madam Quek that if Wee truly had an erectile problem, she would have told the police and that she was lying about her husband's ability to achieve erection.
Madam Quek said: "I am someone who doesn't like to lie. To disclose these intimate details and to share them with the public is very difficult for me."
She took the stand after Ms Toh Yin Ling, a patient who consulted Wee right after the alleged rape. Ms Toh told the court the victim looked "normal" after her session with Wee. The trial will continue in October.