Patient testifies psychiatrist turned exam into something more

Dr. Aubrey Levin and his wife Erica leave Calgary Courts Centre in downtown Calgary on Thursday, October 11, 2012.



CALGARY - Former court psychiatrist Dr. Aubrey Levin tried to turn a routine medical inspection into something more, the last of his alleged victims testified Thursday.

The man testified he had seen Levin several times for mental health issues after being referred to the psychiatrist by his family doctor.

"At times I have major mood swings which can change into hallucinations," he told Crown prosecutor Bill Wister.

"I see stuff that other people normally wouldn't," he said.

He said some time in early 2009 he went to Levin's office to try to get free medication from the doctor.

At the time he also raised some concerns about his physical health, said the patient, who can't be identified.

"I had mentioned to him I thought I had an STD," the witness said.

"And I had problems at that point in intimacy areas."

He said Levin took him from the doctor's office at the Peter Lougheed Centre to a nearby examination room and told him to remove his pants.

"He had told me that he would inspect me for any infections that I may have," the man said.

After the patient pulled down his own pants, he said Levin did the same to his underwear.

Levin then grabbed his penis, the witness said.

"He was maybe one second into it when I jumped off that bed," he said.

The witness will be cross-examined by defence lawyer Chris Archer on Friday.

Levin faces nine charges of sexual assault after Wister stayed one charge Thursday.

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