Fake IVF specialist Raffaele di Paolo jailed for nine years for treating women trying to get pregnant
A man who masqueraded as a doctor and fertility specialist in Melbourne for more than 10 years has been sentenced to nine years and six months in jail.
Raffaele di Paolo, 61, was convicted for performing a range of treatments on 30 women and some of their male partners — from removing semen from testicles with a needle to injecting unknown substances into women’s stomachs.
The 51 offences happened between 2004 and 2014.
County Court Judge Bill Stuart said di Paolo’s capacity for deception was profound and even extended to fooling respected IVF specialists.
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