Top doctor suspected of sexual assault of women, girl named as Dr. Arie Levine

The senior doctor arrested yesterday on suspicion of multiple sex offenses against female patients in his care, including at least one minor, is named as Dr. Arie Levine of the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.

Levine, 64, has been remanded for four days by the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court. He is denying wrongdoing and arguing that his actions were necessary for the medical treatment he was giving.

A senior police source is cited by Haaretz saying a professional opinion by experts contradicts the defense’s claims.

Levine, who also has a private clinic, is suspected to have committed the offenses over a number of years, Israel Police said in a statement yesterday. Among his suspected crimes is the rape of a girl under the age of 14, police said.

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