A Community Psychiatric Nurse working for The Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in England has been accused of conducting a sordid affair with a patient which a court has heard was ‘extremely inappropriate’.
Julie Porterhouse has said that she was only trying to help the man, but does admit the relationship between her and the man ‘went too far’.
A senior colleague of Porterhouse’s, Merlina Spring, spoke to her during the affair apparently. Porthouse said: “Merlina just kept repeating ‘it’s not good, it’s not good’. She said, ‘you know everybody is talking about you’. She said, ‘there’s gossip in the team that you are having an affair’.”
During the case, the court heard the salacious details. At one point the prosecution said this: “You went further, you masturbated him and gave him oral sex. You also exposed your breasts and that’s how he became aware that you had a tattoo on your lower back…”
The court case continues.