Medical Sex Abuse

Breaking the Silence

Massachusetts pediatrician charged with sex abuse passes away the day after charges are filed

Melvin Levine, a former pediatrician is accused of giving medically unnecessary genital exams to dozens of boys over nearly two decades. Unnamed employees at the hospital have been accused of negligence in the matter. The boys were between the ages of 2 and 17 during the time of the assaults. Dr. Levine passed away the day after the charges were filed; he was 71 years old.


The New York Times — Tamar Lewin 02/19/2011 — Mark Pratt 02/18/2011