London professor spared jail for sexual assault while running 'sperm donation' service

A London professor who ran his own sperm donation service has been spared jail for sexually assaulting one of his clients.

Professor Gennadij Raivich was given a suspended jail term for sexual assault

Professor Gennadij Raivich, who worked at University College London, claimed to have fathered 58 children - performing home visits on women he met online through sperm donor websites. He used a fake name when visiting the women and called his methods 'Artificial Insemination Plus' - promising 'extras' to his clients.

He was given a suspended prison sentence of nine months for two counts of sexual assault.

Raivich used his qualifications as a medical doctor to attack a woman who was desperate to become a mother.

When she was at her most vulnerable he went on to exploit and abuse her for his own sexual gratification. The victim bravely gave evidence against Raivich, which ultimately led to his conviction for serious sexual offences.

– Detective Constable Adam Knott, Metropolitan Police