Name of doctor arrested for sexual assault, rape of patients released

Sadye Matula

Prof. Arie Levine, director of gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition at Wolfson Clinical Centre in Holon, was arrested on Sunday for sexual assault and rape of clients, some minors, less than the guise of clinical remedy. The 64-yr-old professor is recognized as one of the world’s leading researchers in the discipline […]

Prof. Arie Levine, director of gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition at Wolfson Clinical Centre in Holon, was arrested on Sunday for sexual assault and rape of clients, some minors, less than the guise of clinical remedy.

The 64-yr-old professor is recognized as one of the world’s leading researchers in the discipline of intestinal conditions. Also the owner of a private follow, Levine was arrested subsequent a lengthy undercover procedure by Israel Law enforcement.

Numerous people, as nicely as spouse and children associates of clients, claimed during the investigation that Levine sexually assaulted them though presenting the assault as a treatment of prognosis and health care treatment. He is also suspected of raping a insignificant below the age of 14.

The females assaulted had been “discouraged from complaining to law enforcement as the health practitioner is in a senior placement at the healthcare facility,” a resource at Israel Law enforcement told Walla. “A pattern arose of a male, a senior medical professional, abusing his power and expertise to sexually assault ladies,” the source added.

Levine has denied the rape accusations. “Almost everything I did was portion of a clinical method. I deny any attempt of sexual assault,” Levin reportedly instructed law enforcement officers all through his investigation. Levine is also suspected of committing indecent functions on quite a few gals and women above the earlier 10 years.

Prof. Arie Levine, next his arrest on Monday, October 4, 2021. (credit rating: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)

Hagit Peer, president of Na’amat, Israel’s major women’s motion, released a assertion on Levine’s defense, calling it an “insult to the victims and an insult to everyone’s intelligence.”

“This a nicely-recognised tactic of sexual offenders almost everywhere – declaring to behave in a normative, accepted method as an endeavor to justify their actions,” Peer stated.

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