STORY: "Videotaped session led to sexual assault charges against psychiatrist: Levin trial." by reporter Daryl Slade, published on October 11, 2012.

GIST: "The former criminal lawyer for a Calgary man who created a firestorm when he accused prominent forensic psychiatrist Dr. Aubrey Levin of sexually assaulting him said he told the complainant, R.B., that he should tape his sessions for proof. Mitch Stephensen testified on Thursday that R.B. brought in a tape of his next session with Levin, on March 16, 2010, and he subsequently turned it over to police the next month. “I knew (R.B.) had been seeing Levin for awhile, but I never heard of any improprieties until March 5 (2010),” Stephensen told Levin’s lawyer Alain Hepner. Levin is currently on trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a total of 10 men during court-ordered sessions at the Peter Lougheed Centre’s Forensic Assessment and Outpatient Services unit between 1999 and 2010. Stephensen said he advised R.B. to take the video in contemplation of civil or criminal actions, because it would serve as evidence. “I said you need evidence,” the lawyer told Crown prosecutor Bill Wister. “I just said, ‘if it happens again,’ better to have a second video. “(R.B.) was concerned nobody would believe him. He didn’t want to talk to police. He was embarrassed. Quite frankly, if I didn’t see the video, I don’t know if I’d have believed him.”......... The scheduled six-week trial before Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Donna Shelley and jury continues.


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