A gynecologist hid a camera in a pen that he wore around his neck while examining patients. On Feb. 28, ABC News reported that Dr. Nikita Levy was accused of taping exams and just over a week after an employee went to police about her suspicions, Levy killed himself.
Levy worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. According to the hospital's CEO, Dr. Paul B. Rothman, "Hopkins security personnel questioned Levy at his office on Feb. 5, and devices similar to the one described by the employee were seen in the office and on Levy." Levy's body was found on Feb. 18.
The gynecologist who hid the camera would not only lose his job, but he likely would be sent to jail for his actions. It seems like his guilty conscience got the best of him and he may have committed suicide due to embarrassment, fear, or a bit of both. Turns out, he was proven guilty thanks to media files uncovered by police. Levy would have been arrested had he not ended his life.
"Levy was barred from patient contact that day and escorted off hospital grounds. Hopkins notified Baltimore police the day after, and investigators have said they found large amounts of multimedia evidence," according to ABC News. Over 2,000 patients have filed class action lawsuits against the hospital.
The gynecologist who hid the camera may not be the only doctor in the world who has done something so invasive. However, Levy was caught after taking countless videos/photos. Authorities are further investigating this case.
© Effie Orfanides 2013