'Dr Shock' begins jail term in Canada

2014-04-29 15:31
Aubrey Levin (Picture: Beeld)

Aubrey Levin (Picture: Beeld)

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Cape Town - Aubrey “Dr Shock” Levin, the South African army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gays and dissidents in the apartheid military, has started a five-year jail term in Canada. 

The 74-year-old former head of mental health who was arrested in March 2010 and convicted of the sexual molestation of patients, last week exhausted his final appeal. 

His conviction was apparently the result of modern micro technology in that an abused patient managed secretly to film Levin’s abusive behaviour. 

When the first charge was laid, 20 former Canadian patients came forward to complain and 10 provided evidence at his trial.

The conviction and sentence provided some satisfaction to at least one former South African psychiatric patient. 

She noted this week that similar charges of molestation and of the ill treatment of patients had been levelled at Levin during his tenure at the Fort England psychiatric hospital in the Eastern Cape more than 40 years ago.

However, the claimed victims were psychiatric patients and he the psychiatrist.  No charges were upheld.

Levin still refuses to admit that he did anything wrong, either in South Africa or Canada. 
- News24
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