A Chinese man who allegedly claimed he could rid a woman's vagina of demons by using his penis has been charged with fraud.

Self-proclaimed "ghostbuster" Huang Jianjun has been accused of attempting to swindle A Xin out of 20,000 yuan (£2,100) by charging her for a "penis exorcism".

According to the Southern Metropolis Daily newspaper, the victim contacted Huang for help after she fell for her boss at work.

When the pair met at a hotel Huang was said to have asked her to strip naked on the bed for an examination and claimed that her vagina was full of trouble-causing ghosts that were preventing her boss from returning her affections.

He then allegedly explained that in order to be cured of the ghosts they had to be caught with his penis. He is said to have then asked for payment for the "job".

Haung was arrested after Xin, a shop-worker, called the police. He told investigators that he had long lost the ability to maintain an erection because of diabetes.

He is awaiting trial in Guangzhou.