Former Hopkins Doctor Under Police Investigation Found Dead
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TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — A local doctor took his own life while facing allegations he took pictures and videotaped his patients without their knowledge. Police searching his home say they found an extraordinary amount of evidence.
Meghan McCorkell spoke with a patient who’s worried she’s a victim, too.
Baltimore City police say they’ve contacted some of the victims but say the numbers coming forward could be huge.
Police say Dr. Nikita Levy–a former OB/GYN at Johns Hopkins–took his own life inside his Towson home. It’s the same house where Baltimore City police served a search warrant. Inside they say they found extensive evidence that Levy videotaped and took photos of his patients without their knowledge.
“It’s disgusting that you’ve got to trust these people and you can’t trust him,” said Tasha Bynam.
Bynam was a patient of Dr. Levy’s and received a letter saying he’d left the facility but didn’t say why.
“I thought maybe he’d moved on, got promoted or something,” she said.
Hospital security was alerted on Feb. 4 by another staff member that Levy was using personal video equipment to tape his patients. Police are now trying to determine if others were involved.
A spokesperson for Johns Hopkins says Levy was let go from the staff earlier this month.
Police believe there were a large number of victims. Levy saw around 1,000 patients since getting his medical license in 1988.