More than 2,000 female patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, a Johns Hopkins gynecologist, have called police since it was revealed that Dr. Levy secretly recorded female exams (video below).
Police say that Dr. Levy made photos and videos of the examinations. Police confiscated the photos and videos from his home before he committed suicide, reports CBS Baltimore.
“I can’t even begin to imagine the unimaginable breach of trust that this incident has created for families and patients,” said Anthony Guglielmi of the Baltimore City police. "[We are] looking to see if Dr. Levy perhaps sold this material online and if he partnered with anyone else during the commission of this crime.”
Police referred many of these women to counselors at TurnAround, but the non-profit center says many women who need medical care are fearful of getting it.
“A lot of those women are really struggling. They feel betrayed. They feel confused,” said Gail Reid, of TurnAround. “People often blame themselves, so I think there’s a certain amount of 'I should have known.' It’s not their fault they ended up in this situation.”
“People have also expressed concern about investigators reviewing the videos. I think we don’t know the extent of what happened to some of these victims.”
Johns Hopkins was served on Tuesday with the first of what’s expected to be many lawsuits.
Source: CBS Baltimore