Gynecologist commits suicide after being caught secretly recording patients on videoBy Mason White 6:59 PM February 21, 2013
|Doctor Nikita Levy|
By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A doctor who was caught secretly recording pregnant patients was found dead, according to police reports in Maryland.
The former Johns Hopkins Hospital gynecologist, who was suspected of secretly recording patients has been found dead at his home in Towson, Maryland.
Police said that 54-year-old Doctor Nikita Levy, is believed to have committed suicide.
Johns Hopkins officials said in a statement that they began investigating Levy earlier this month after an employee reported that he had been using personal equipment to take pictures and videos of his patients. Levy was suspended and police were notified. Hospital officials said that Levy acknowledged his conduct and was dismissed on several weeks ago.
Baltimore Police detectives assigned the sex crimes unit in the case.
Johns Hopkins said it has launched a call center for patients who were seen and treated by Levy and that the hospital is conducting its own investigation. A statement from the hospital said that any invasion of patient privacy is intolerable.
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