Another year before all charges against Dr. Aubrey Levin are resolved
By Kevin Martin
April 12, 2013
It will be at least another year before all the charges against disgraced former court psychiatrist Dr. Aubrey Levin are resolved.
Crown and defence lawyers appeared in Court of Queen’s Bench Friday to set dates for retrials on three outstanding sex assault charges he faces from ex-patients.
Prosecutor Dallas Sopko stayed one of the outstanding charges against Levin, but said the Crown would be proceeding to a second trial on three others which jurors failed to resolve in January.
The four-woman, seven-man jury convicted Levin Jan. 28 on three charges of sexual assault, acquitted him on two others and said they were hopelessly deadlocked on four more.
A second jury will begin hearing evidence next March 3 on the three which remain outstanding, Before then, defence counsel Chris Archer has been given five weeks, three in December and two more in January, to argue any motions in their absence.
Evidence before jurors is set to last up to eight weeks, meaning it could be late April 2014 before all the matters are dealt with.
Levin, 74, who was not in attendance, has appealed his three convictions for sexually assaulting patients — including one who took spy watch video of the doctor fondling his penis.
That hearing is set for the fall.
Justice Donna Shelley sentenced Levin to five years in prison, but he has been granted bail pending his appeal.