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'Dr Shock' jailed for sex abuse in Canada

2013-02-05 09:03

Johannesburg - Former SA Defence Force psychiatrist Aubrey Levin has been jailed for five years in Canada for sexually abusing his patients, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

Levin, 74, was sentenced in a Calgary court last Thursday, and was earlier struck off the roll of medical practitioners.

His wife Erica was charged with defeating the ends of justice, after she allegedly tried to bribe a juror in the case.

"Your patients came to you for help. Instead, you were responsible for creating more problems. This was a horrible violation of trust," Court of Queen's Bench Justice Donna Shelley told Levin during sentencing.

Levin was found guilty on three of nine charges against him.

Shelley said Levin deserved eight years in jail, but was given a reduced sentence because of his age and ill health.

Levin, who would be registered as a sex offender, was known as "Dr Shock" during the apartheid era, when he headed a programme at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria that aimed to "cure" homosexual soldiers with shock therapy.

His Canadian offences came to light in March 2010 when the original complainant showed two videos, taken on a spy camera, which showed Levin fondling his genitals.

Levin's legal team was expected to file an appeal within two weeks.

Comments
  • stan.luthuli - 2013-02-05 09:07

    Dirty old man!!!!

      mapepaki - 2013-02-05 10:18

      Please keep him in Canada, we don't want him to be deported back to South Africa. This person should have gotten 20 years too bad that he is ill, so were the patients who put their trust in him. You have shamed your wife and family

      BatRMan959 - 2013-02-05 10:49

      Wanna talk about the ANC governemnt? This is an example of the previous government in SA.. Rapists of people, country and everything ...

      ThandoGqabaza - 2013-02-05 11:14

      latest in a long line

      semonatenate - 2013-02-05 12:03

      Tell me who are the criminals? was he thoughtandstaff GP? just asking.

  • veldt66 - 2013-02-05 09:12

    Ha?

  • John - 2013-02-05 09:15

    What goes around comes around....silly wife thought she could pay a bribe.....in Canada...lol someone forgot to tell her she was not in Sa anymore......

  • jonathancfarrell - 2013-02-05 09:27

    Disgusting! How did he even get off for his apartheid crimes. He should have been locked up ages ago! Filthy b*tch

  • Flippncool - 2013-02-05 09:34

    Why reduced? Who cares about his health and age, let the f'er rot!

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2013-02-05 09:53

      I agree - if you do the crime, you do the time!! What a dirty creep he is!!

  • JManAtheoi - 2013-02-05 09:38

    al;ways the same.... "that aimed to "cure" homosexual soldiers with shock therapy..." (how pathetic is that in the first place) and then: ..."which showed Levin fondling HIS genitals." .....those who shout loudest......

  • fuzile.matoto - 2013-02-05 09:46

    They forgot to take along the other sick rapist and racist bastards with them.

      semonatenate - 2013-02-05 12:05

      We are stuck with them Fuzile, they even use our psychiatric budget senselessly, I support you put them on the next flight to Canada.

  • tom.hudson3 - 2013-02-05 09:47

    Not the only abusive ex military shrink, there is one in Cape Town

      sarah.bouttell - 2013-02-05 10:32

      Intrigued. Rhymes with?

      theunis.botha.96 - 2013-02-05 11:19

      A few weird ones on roll within the system,and a few weird ones contracted and scat'tered all over through the system.Their only function to declare you a patient towards victimisation and disowning.When you wise up,you pick up the further tag of paranoid.

  • mohau.chabeli.9 - 2013-02-05 09:48

    And u wl swear that rape wz a crime xclusively committed by blacks.

      leon.olivier.92 - 2013-02-05 10:07

      Where do we swear rape is a exclusive black crime ? Sounds to me like Mohau have a guilty conscience.

      Jo.Davies123 - 2013-02-05 11:55

      Who said rape is exclusively a black crime? It occurs in every single colour, creed and nation accross our planet. Are you trolling..?

  • wishfull.abraham - 2013-02-05 10:01

    Lock that apartheid pieces of thrash and throw away the key,fckn sick basket,left South africa to go abuse The canadians lmao

  • Phoenixx - 2013-02-05 10:54

    Unfortunately all the guys that committed suicide because of him cannot be brought back. This man deserves NO mercy; as he showed no mercy to his victims.

  • CoolJay21 - 2013-02-05 11:44

    Serves him right.... Oi vey!

  • schoeman.charlene - 2013-02-05 12:42

    vieslike ou man!

  • skhumbuzoqueuemarshall.miya - 2013-02-05 15:07

    It has to be a white man especially a boer.viva anc gov

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