A patient allegedly sexually assaulted during a consultation said she was “muddled up” over the sequence of events, a court heard.

Khitish Mohanty, 52, denies two counts of assault by penetration relating to an alleged incident at a private clinic in 2005.

On the second day of his trial his alleged victim gave evidence in court and was cross-examined.

Speaking from the witness box at Cardiff Crown Court the woman said she had incorrectly remembered some details from the incident.

When the trial opened the court heard the specialist doctor asked the alleged victim if she was “aroused” and questioned her about sex and pornography during a consultation.

In a recorded interview with police from 2017 the woman said Mohanty had assaulted her and then examined her externally around the pelvic area.

Fiona Horlick QC, defending, said the alleged victim had given a different order of events to her mother and friend following the incident including saying the questioning came before the examination. Ms Horlick asked: “Can you explain why you got things wrong several times?”

The woman, who cannot be identified, replied: “I got muddled up. I remember him doing the other tests as well. I just know he did both.”

Ms Horlick said: “Now your evidence is fundamentally different to what you gave before.” The woman said: “I’m not trying to remember these things. I remember when he put his fingers in my vagina and asked if I was aroused.”

Ms Horlick added: “Fifteen years after the incident the sequence is coming back to you is it?” The woman replied: “I just remember it clearly.”

Ms Horlick also said a bottle of what the alleged victim described as a lubricant used by Mohanty during the assault was a "figment of her imagination". The woman denied that was the case.

The woman was treated for pelvic fractures in 2005 and was a patient at the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff, where she was seen by Mohanty who is a specialist in pelvic trauma.

During one subsequent consultation at a Bupa practice, James Wilson, prosecuting, said: “[Mohanty] started by asking normal questions and asked her to walk back and forth.

“He then asked [her mother] to leave and when asked why he said it was to ask her intimate questions.”

The alleged victim initially refused but he insisted, the court heard. When alone the prosecutor said Mohanty asked her to remove her lower clothes and underwear and to sit on an examination table.

She alleged Mohanty then penetrated her with his fingers and asked “if she was aroused” before again using a finger to penetrate her. She then got dressed while Mohanty returned to his desk, the court heard.

Mr Wilson said: “He then asked her about sex and said she was attractive. He asked her if she masturbated and watched porn.”

After leaving the alleged victim said she was left “shocked” and told her waiting mother. The prosecution said she also told two friends about the incident shortly afterwards.

A criminal investigation was then started in 2017 after the alleged victim, now in her mid-30s, contacted police.

Mohanty, of Ochr Y Coed, Thornhill, Cardiff, denies two counts of assault by penetration.

The trial, before Judge Michael Fitton QC, continues.