The Sudbury doctor facing sexual assault charges said in court Thursday he was the victim of blackmail.

While Dr. Alfred Nkut admitted he sexually propositioned the complainant, he said he never touched her.

Rather, Nkut said, the woman came to his office one day and demanded $10,000 in exchange for withdrawing allegations against him.

He added he told her he would not comply and that she left afterwards.

The woman — whose identify is protected by law – testified she never asked him for money.