Sex abuse doctor blames SA technique

2012-10-17 09:34
Dr Aubrey Levin File, (Beeld)

Dr Aubrey Levin File, (Beeld)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting 10 patients in Canada claimed in court that he was merely using a treatment technique learned in South Africa, the Calgary Herald reported this week.

Aubrey Levin, 73, said in a Calgary court on Monday that he used bulbocavernosus reflex (BVR) testing, normally a urology procedure, while trying to cure the patients of erectile problems.

The Calgary Herald quoted an extract from Levin's police interrogation.

"When I worked in South Africa we did just about everything," Levin said. "Some would say it was... the land of medical cowboys. Because we used to learn to do everything."

He claimed he did not refer the patients to urologists for the treatment because in Calgary there was often up to a nine-month waiting period.

A Toronto-based expert medical witness testified that Levin was not performing BVR in footage one of the complainants took of the alleged assault using a spy camera.

"This was not a simple elicitation of reflex but a long repeated fondling or massage of the penis," Dr Ethan Grober said.

Grober said BVR treatment does not involve long massaging or fondling of the penis but was actually a brief physical check.

- SAPA
Read more on:    aubrey levin  |  canada
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
76 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Wine
 

You HAVE to see this MTB Tsunami Fip!

You might not know what a Tsunami Flip is, but just watching this will turn your eyes into saucers. Check out this first-ever MTB Tsunami Flip in contest here.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Bear Grylls’ top 10 things kids should do outdoors
Mountain unicycling – say WHAT?
Top tips to ensure you’re running right
Stand-up paddle boarding a great workout

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Professional Cv Writing

Western Cape
CMS Recruitment
R115 - R450 Per Hour

GEN SPECIALIST

Cape Town CBD
Mpumalanga Personnel & Training Consultants

Mechanical Engineer

George - Knysna
BRO Resourcing
R30 000 - R35 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

20% off Afrikaans books, music and DVDs. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Hot gaming titles – available for pre-order!

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, Far Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto 5 and more. Pre-order now!

Get a free eBook

Buy 3 eBooks and get the cheapest FREE. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Power and leadership are emphasized today. It is important to strategize and delegate well otherwise you may end up with too much...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.