WASHINGTON — More than a thousand video clips and images of nude or undressing patients were uncovered in the investigation of Johns Hopkins gynecologist Nikita A. Levy, who was accused of filming women in his care, reports The Baltimore Sun.
Levy committed suicide in February of 2013, shortly after the accusations came to light. He used various methods to record women, including a pen hanging around his neck. Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office, also tells The Sun that Levy used cameras placed in key fobs.
It appears the recordings date back to around 2005.
The Sun reports while the investigation found about 1,200 clips and images, there’s no evidence Levy posted any online.
The number of victims remains unclear but Levy worked for Johns Hopkins since 1988 and, The Sun reports, the hospital identified 12,692 people who were treated by him.
Thousands of women who visited Levy are in settlement talks in a class action lawsuit against Johns Hopkins Hospital.