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#280248 - 03/21/09 09:29 AM Dr. Mel Levine FOUND DEAD day after lawsuits
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[b][/b]Prominent pediatrican Dr. Mel Levine, author of "One Mind at a TIme", a Rhodes Scholar and graduate of Harvard Medical School has been permanently barred from ever practicing medicine again because of charges that he molested boys. To date, 51 victims have contacted civil lawyer Carmen Durso to say Levine molested them. Interestingly, the MO of Levine and Dr. William Ayres, arrested in 2007 for molesting boys-(See posting on this site: Child Psychiatrist Arrested for Molesting Patients) is virtually identical . Both doctors worked at Children's Hospital in Boston at around the same time. Some are wondering if the two ever crossed paths.

Here's the story from the New York Times:

Pediatrician Agrees to Stop Practicing After Abuse Charges:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/21/us/21levine.html




Edited by pluckmemory (02/19/11 09:27 AM)

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#308535 - 10/29/09 02:24 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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Can you believe this: He already forfeited his medical licence and the school district still has him come and speak!!!! I called the superintendent's office but they didn't want to talk about it!!!!

FROM: http://www.thedailystar.com/local/local_story_295040045.html

Published: October 22, 2009 08:03 am
Area News Roundup

Children's brain functions to be subject of Cooperstown talk

COOPERSTOWN _ Nationally renowned developmental pediatrician and author Dr. Mel Levine will speak at Cooperstown Elementary School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will focus on brain functions that influence children's learning, productivity and social interactions, presenters said. Copies of Levine's three books will be available for purchase at the program.

Levine is director of Bringing Up Minds, a nonprofit organization offering information for parents and caregivers about juvenile brain functions.

Levine was chief of pediatrics at the Children's Hospital in Boston for 14 years and directed the Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning at the University of North Carolina, where he is professor of pediatrics.

Levine's appearance is made possible by the Cooperstown School District in conjunction with the Cooperstown PTO.

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#308539 - 10/29/09 03:21 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: just me]
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Hey, Just ME: Great minds think alike.

I didn't find out about Levine's lecture at the Cooperstown Elementary School until four days after it happened. I sent an email complaining to the School Superintendent and to the Principal's office. I received a phone call from Teresa Gorman, the school principal. She said she "Didn't know anything about"Levine's sex abuse scandal. She told me that someone at the Baseball Hall of Fame - which is also located in Cooperstown- arranged the whole thing. I told her that Lisa Belkin had written an article for the New York Times Magazine a few months ago about Levine's sex abuse, and Gorman said she hadn't seen it. She kept reassuring me that "no children had been at the lecture."


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#308540 - 10/29/09 03:31 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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SO that is the big quandary for people. Can/should we separate a persons theories and research from his alleged perverted acts??? (Especially if both were on the same subjects!!!)
His new business since he left "All Kinds Of Minds"
http://www.bringingupminds.com/




Edited by just me (10/29/09 03:33 PM)
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#308542 - 10/29/09 03:34 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: just me]
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I say that his research is tainted by the pain and suffering he has inflicted on the boys.. 50 at the last count.

Mel Levine, William Ayres and a pedophile child psychiatrist named Donald Lee Rife ( who had his license yanked in three states for molesting young boys)were all in Boston around the same time. Any bets as to whether they knew each other ?



Edited by pluckmemory (10/29/09 03:35 PM)

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#308611 - 10/30/09 06:09 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: just me]
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"we help parents understand why a child is underperforming.."


this is a joke right?



Edited by myboyhoodfears (10/30/09 06:10 AM)
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#308727 - 10/31/09 03:11 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: myboyhoodfears]
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I thought there was a warrant for his arrest? If so why wasn't he arrested?


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#309541 - 11/06/09 05:06 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: LilacLouie]
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"we help parents understand why a child is underperforming.."

The biggest challenge to performance in school must be abuse!
He wears his mask well, but the authorities seem complicit
with him.

This type of jerk, thinks that what he did was O.K., but blames
others for child abuse.
Give him life,

ste

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#313194 - 12/06/09 02:24 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: reality2k4]
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Mel Levine just gave a little presentation in Australia a few weeks ago. As most of the demand for his seminars have dried up in the US, he has been forced to give more of them in Europe and Australia. And small US towns like Cooperstown, NY that somehow didn't know that he was forced to surrender his license in March.
http://www.wiseones.com.au/index.php/strengths-and-deficits-in-children/



Edited by pluckmemory (02/25/11 09:50 AM)

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#323075 - 02/23/10 08:42 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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"Dr. Mel Levine" now has his own little ole personal website.
http://www.drmellevine.com/. Still calling himself a doctor even though he's had his license revoked and can never practice medicine anywhere in the world ever again.

Although he was kicked off the foundation he created - All Kinds of Minds- after the board of directors realized they were losing too much business because of the sex abuse scandal, Levine started his own foundation called "Bringing up Minds." That website looks almost identical to the All Kinds of Minds website.

And I see that Levine is still going around the country and getting paid to talk.. Although his schedule has been greatly reduced. No one should be paying this pedophile for anything. And how can he get away with still referring to himself as a "doctor?"


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#323134 - 02/23/10 08:22 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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Mel Levine currently on his website lists that he gave three talks this fall that were sponsored by Jack Hirose and Associates, which produces seminars for mental health professionals. I wrote to Hirose to ask him if they knew that Levine had had his license revoked for sexual abuse. The organization told me this:

"We had 3 workshops with Mel Levine, and as soon as we found out, we cancelled all 3 of them, resulting in a great monetary loss to the company. But we didn't even need to think twice. With all the allegations and who-knows-what, we had no choice but severe ties with him. And we have made it of primary matter not to deal with him in the future.
Many people have voiced their concern, and we listened."

Well, this is an encouraging turn of events. So many people have defended Levine after the allegations came out. But Levine really needs to take those seminars off his website, as he never gave them.



Edited by pluckmemory (02/23/10 08:47 PM)

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#323251 - 02/25/10 09:02 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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In addition to duping poor unsuspecting school districts to pay for him to talk about children, Levine is "guest blogging" in places like this one:

http://www.motherhoodlaterthansooner.com/blog/2010/02/guest-blog-post-your-childs-mind.html


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#343842 - 11/01/10 02:07 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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I had forgotten all about this, but back in March of this year I wrote to the North Carolina Medical Board about former "doctor" Mel Levine falsely posting on his website that he had done seminars recently where in fact, he never appeared at all.

I just got a letter from the Executive Director David Henderson of the North Carolina Medical Board concerning this issue. He said, "Dr. Levine was made aware of your concerns and the Board took action in this matter by sending Dr. Levine a letter of concern."

He also stated that my complaint "will become part of the Board's permanent complaint file."

Good to know, but I still want to know why they are still referring to him as "Dr." Levine?



Edited by pluckmemory (11/01/10 02:08 PM)

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#343844 - 11/01/10 02:22 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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I also see that Levine's site, www.drmellevine.com is "down."

Wonder if they made him take it down? Wonder if they're investigating him for further complaints? Would be nice to hear that the police were investigating him.


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#344508 - 11/08/10 07:25 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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This is some pretty cool news. I'm kind of ashamed to admit that I'd completely forgotten about this guy - I'm glad you didn't, however. He's going to continue to try to pop up whenever he feels there's an opportunity, so I'm glad people like you are being vigilant. This individual has no business talking to anyone about children.

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#344595 - 11/09/10 01:56 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: melliferal]
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Over at the Websleuths site, someone pointed out a bio of Levine at "BookBrowse" where he was referred to as being "retired." Several of us wrote to BookBrowse and because of our complaints, they took out the "retired" and posted info about the molestation lawsuits:

http://www.bookbrowse.com/biographies/index.cfm/author_number/744/Dr-Mel-Lev

Here's what they added to their Levine bio last week:

In 2008, a civil lawsuit accused Dr Levine of sexually abusing young patients. While denying the accusations, Dr Levine, asked the North Carolina Medical Board to render his license inactive and volunteered to stop seeing patients at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine. For more information see the New York Times 4/8/2008 and 3/20/2009.



Edited by pluckmemory (11/09/10 01:57 PM)

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#353980 - 02/17/11 06:18 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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This just in from a friend in Boston: The news is reporting there that 40 (!) victims of Dr. Mel Levine have filed a class action lawsuit against him and Children's Hospital for molesting them during medical exams. (And remember, folks, unlike Dr. Willian Ayres, Levine was a bona fide board certified pediatrician!)

Victims of Levine date back to 1966. In his statement, Carmen Durso, lawyer for the boys says that they believe that Levine has molested as many as 5000 boys.

Ayres and Dr. Don Rife, another pedophile doctor, also worked at Children's Hospital- which is now being sued by the victims.

The news says that in one instance, Boston Children's Hospital took care of an abuse complaint internally but did not warn the appropriate agencies.



Edited by pluckmemory (02/17/11 06:19 PM)

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#353982 - 02/17/11 06:36 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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Pedophile doctors who worked at Boston Children's Hospital.

1959-1963: Dr. William Ayres
1964-1966: Dr. Donald Lee Rife
1966-1985: Dr. Mel Levine.


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#354123 - 02/19/11 08:35 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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Shocker: Mel Levine found dead the day after a press conference in Boston to announce a class action suit brought by 40 of Levine's male victims. Lawyer Carmen Durso in the lawsuit states that as many as 5000 boys may have been molested by Levine.

"Doctor in Sex Abuse Suit Dies"
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massach...buse_suit_dies/





Edited by pluckmemory (02/19/11 08:38 AM)

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#354131 - 02/19/11 11:51 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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Originally Posted By: pluckmemory
Shocker: Mel Levine found dead


Huzzah!


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#354172 - 02/19/11 07:41 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: Canuck]
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Originally Posted By: Canuck
Originally Posted By: pluckmemory
Shocker: Mel Levine found dead


Huzzah!


There is justice even if coming late. How many boys has he "killed" emotionally? 5000? Does anybody have a link on this?

Allen


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#354181 - 02/19/11 08:26 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pufferfish]
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Here's the story I posted earlier. This talks about the suit saying that he may have molested as many as 5000 boys.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massach...buse_suit_dies/


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#354349 - 02/21/11 02:54 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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somehow this doesn't really seem like justice to me...

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#354464 - 02/22/11 12:47 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: just me]
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I didn't realize that the victims in North Carolina were also represented by a lawyer there. This story says that a dozen victims went to the North Carolina Board about Levine, which resulted in him being forced to surrender his license.

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?se...cal&id=7971387

"For many of those people, he may have also helped them," attorney Elizabeth Kuniholm said. "But, what he did to them has left them with a lifetime - in some cases -devastation and that is the reality."

Kuniholm represents about a dozen of Levine's former patients in North Carolina. Three years ago, they took their claims the state medical board, forcing Levine to give up his medical license.

Unlike Levine's former patients in Massachusetts, they cannot sue his estate in the wake of his death.


"In NC, the statute of limitations is very different than it is in Massachusetts," Kuniholm said. "It is not as forgiving as it is in MA in situations like this where someone may have suffered abuse and molestation as a child."





Edited by pluckmemory (02/22/11 12:47 PM)

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#354503 - 02/22/11 07:53 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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The Charlotte Observer is just reporting that Levine left a suicide note.

"Sheriff: Pediatrician Accused of Sexual Abuse Left Suicide Note"

Excerpt:

CHAPEL HILL Mel Levine, 71, a nationally renowned pediatrician accused of sexual misconduct with boy patients beginning in the 1960s, left a suicide note before he was found dead last week.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to Levine’s home in Rougemont after a call from his wife just after midnight Friday. The sheriff’s report does not list a cause of death or tell where Levine’s body was found but says his wife had last seen him Feb. 12.

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...#ixzz1EjrUSllK

That means that Levine disappeared five days before the press conference about the victims' suits.
From all accounts, it sounds like Carmen Durso, the lawyer for the victims, is going to pursue the lawsuit. As he well should.



Edited by pluckmemory (02/22/11 07:54 PM)

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#354583 - 02/23/11 02:56 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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It is important that facts are known and not theorized. Dr. Levine did not "disappear" for 5 days rather his wife was out of town and returned on February 12th to find him dead.

When I was 8 years old my mother thought that I had "female" problems and allowed a male doctor to examine my genitlia. I was horrified. My mother was in the room and I can remember trying to figure out why my mother would allow this man to do this to me. I am still traumatized by the memory.

Back in the 1960s and 70's there was not a second thought about telling a child to strip naked and submit to a detailed exam/measurements/photographs (you can look it up in pediatric textbooks). It was also taught in that generation that children deserved privacy in their interviews and exams - in order to generate trust.

It should also be noted that some pediatricians and pediatric endocrinologists today carry around a bag of different sized "balls" in their pockets to compare and contrast testicle size. Sometimes they have to measure things. Furthermore, in order to exam male genitalia you have to touch them. In no way, shape or form does it qualify as "fondling".

I can imagine that as a young boy, being asked to strip naked, alone in a room with a man that you do not know with your parents outside of the room, to a child it would be horrifying to have your genitalia being touched, measured or photographed.

I'm sorry for those young boys, now men today, that recall that feeling. No one can ever determine what really happened in that room and if the feeling was "prolonged" or not because I'm sure to a young boy it felt like forever as it did to me.

I am saying that what if he was not guilty, what if he was simply doing as he was trained to do at the time? What if you had dedicated your life to helping children, as he did for mine, to come to an end where you can prove that you did not do anything harmful to a chid when many men believe that is what happened to him.

My heart goes out to his family. I believe there are many unanswered questions but just because he took his life does not make him guilty. It means the man was broken down in a deep depression that was brought about by a strong force he could no longer endure.

Personally, he took my child when he was very depressed, suicidal and unable to learn in conventional ways and educated him, his family and his teachers about how everyone learns differently. My son is now in college and has excellent grades as well as self-esteem and confidence.

I'm sorry for the men who are victims of child molestors. I'm just saying there are 2 sides to every story and Dr. Mel Levine gave hundreds of thousands of children in this country and others the gift of understanding their learning challenges and giving them the help they need to survive.


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#354610 - 02/23/11 09:26 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: Addie]
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I have read that Levine masturbated many of his victims.

He also agreed to surrender his medical license after the North Carolina Medical Board told him they had damning evidence that he had molested boys. Sorry, I am not buying that ANY doctor would willingly surrender his license if he were innocent.

My heart goes out to his victims.

In the next few months, I suspect we are going to see some sordid details emerge about Mel Levine.



Edited by pluckmemory (02/23/11 09:30 PM)

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#354612 - 02/23/11 09:53 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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To Addie:
You said:
"Back in the 1960s and 70's there was not a second thought about telling a child to strip naked and submit to a detailed exam/measurements/photographs (you can look it up in pediatric textbooks). It was also taught in that generation that children deserved privacy in their interviews and exams - in order to generate trust."

I was a child in the 1960s and have never ever heard of this. When I was examined by a pediatrician, my mother was ALWAYS in the room. Same was true for everyone else I knew who went to doctors back then. No one was photographed or measured.


As for the photos, you may be thinking of the practice that women's colleges had of taking photos of freshman of their posture. But sorry I have never heard of anyone taking photos of children during the pediatric exam.

I sincerely wish you could step into the shoes of the victims instead of Levine.



Edited by pluckmemory (02/23/11 09:53 PM)

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#354622 - 02/24/11 12:37 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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Addie,
I am happy for the success your son has made in his education with the help from Levine's approach to "All Kinds of Minds." I am very familiar with his work. I can understand the ambivalence you and many others many feel.

However! He was a child psychiatrist who saw boys, mainly those with ADHD or other learning differences. Psychological diagnosis should not require having a child remove ANY clothing and certainly not to be naked during and exam for any period of time!

I was examined by a pediatrician with a similar m.o. I should not have been exposed, at all, when seeing a doctor for an ear infection. But I was. The defenses you describe would, no doubt, be what the doctors would say. Perhaps, the boy, without any power in this situation, should be given the benefit of the doubt. I say this notwithstanding any positive contribution a criminal may offer to society.

All the best,
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#354629 - 02/24/11 01:08 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: just me]
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I want to add my observations to this thread. I want to cite my observations of misconduct by a boy scout camp doctor and the staff members who watched perhaps 50 naked scouts file past for a "rupture check".

I was 12-years-old in 1951. I went to a 2-week boy scout camp (Camp Theodore Roosevelt) on the western, Chesapeake Shore of Maryland. All of us had to be given a health checkup by a doctor before we were allowed to register for the camp. Our own doctor signed the physical examination form which was submitted with our application to the camp.

Then when we arrived at the camp, the camp doctor re-examined all of us as we checked in to the camp. There were about 50 boys. We all had to undress completely and file past the doctor who stuck his index finger into our scrotum and told us to "caugh". The reason was supposedly that he was making sure that we didn't have a rupture. But of course we had already had a doctor's certification about this. As he did this, two men whom I believe to be the manager of the camp and his assistant stood there watching. I can't help but think that they were watching all of the naked boys file past because they enjoyed it.



I cite this as an example of unnecessary and abusive demand for nudity of the boys as we registered for the camp. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the doctor. He was quite young and may have been an intern at that time. He would have been perhaps 10 years older than Dr. Levine was then. I am the same age as Mel Levine.

When the terrible abuse I experienced at that camp began, I reported it to the same camp doctor. If he had acted properly in response to my complaint, he might have saved me from that terribly abusive event involving sexual abuse and torture. It may be that all he did was to tell my abuser that I had reported the abuse. I say this because the abuse accelerated in intensity, involving threats with a hunting knife point against my naked chest, "If you ever tell, I will find you and kill you. Are you going to tell, boy? This is what it will feel like to die, boy."

I wish I knew who that camp doctor was. He would be an accessory to the abuse I experienced since he failed to deal with it after I told him.

Allen





Edited by pufferfish (02/24/11 10:38 AM)

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#354825 - 02/25/11 09:07 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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The Boston Globe is reporting today that Levine killed himself with a shotgun blast to the head.

More importantly, many of his brave victims have broken their anonymity and have given their full names and details of the abuse for the story.

"Pediatrian's Suicide Soothes no Wounds"

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massach..._wounds/?page=1

One man who is now a firefighter recounted that when he was ten, his parents let him go on a trip to DC with Levine. Levine took him to bed on that trip.

Another seven year old recounts that Levine gave him oral sex during an exam at Children's Hospital.

The Boston Suffolk District Attorney's office said they didn't have enough to file criminal charges, but it's not clear to me why they didn't.



Edited by pluckmemory (02/25/11 11:44 AM)

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#354857 - 02/25/11 11:26 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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Originally Posted By: pluckmemory

The Boston Suffolk District Attorney's office said they didn't have enough to file criminan charges, but it's not clear to me why they didn't.


Because Doctors still have respect and power in our society. And when that power is abused...the children....suffer.

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#354858 - 02/25/11 11:37 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: just me]
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Just Me: I have spoken to the head of the sex crimes unit Boston Suffolk District Attorney's office about the Dr. Ayres case, and she said that in older cases, the abuse has to be very severe, such as rape, for them to press criminal charges.

It is my strong belief, however, that many other victims of Levine will come forward now that some of the victims have broken their anonymity. It is within the realm of possibility that some of them were raped.

I think Levine just couldn't face the reality of who he was and what he had done.


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#354931 - 02/25/11 10:21 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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Addie,

I don't know who you are or why you chose to make one post here. Ted Bundy was a model citizen except for a couple of bad habits (abducting and killing women). I don't think you really grasp what you are saying. Check some of my posts for my stories. My uncle was never punished even though the sheriff met a frightened lady with 2 little boys leaving town in the middle of the night on a bus. When told that my uncle wouldn't let us leave, he considered it a "domestic" situation and "allowed us to leave". Never mind that my brother and I had been raped, tortured and nearly killed. My uncle only wanted to raise his nephews right. Reading the accounts makes me shiver with revulsion. Many of the Nazi doctors tried to point to the "medical advances" produced by their evil use of human beings as guinea pigs.

Trust me, the survivors of Levine's assaults are not impressed with his accomplishments nor your fantasies that he never perpetrated the evils that he did.

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#354940 - 02/26/11 12:09 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: catfish86]
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I think Addie may be the legal defense hired by Dr. Levine's family.

Look for her ip address (152.19.71.8) as she tries to keep herself informed as to what we are saying.

Allen






Edited by pufferfish (02/26/11 12:41 AM)

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#354968 - 02/26/11 05:29 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pufferfish]
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well I think it is weird a female joins just to post on this thread and that is it. Why was it so important to let us know there were 2 sides to a story.

Even if he abused one child and help 2000 it is not ok

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#354983 - 02/26/11 11:02 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: michael Joseph]
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Addie is quite likely a relative, friend or coworker of Levine. She is from UNC-Chapel Hill. It should be noted that those that belittle or downplay the actions of an abuser are aiding and abetting an abuser. Your post here is quite frankly offensive.

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#354988 - 02/27/11 09:27 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: catfish86]
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"Addie" could also possibly be Levine's wife, Brandi. I know the wife of Dr. Ayres has posted on threads about her husband, where she defends him and discounts the victims.

"Addie" might even been someone who was sympathetic to what Levine was doing with boys.

FYI- Both Levine and Dr. William Ayres worked at Boston Children's Hospital in the 1960s, although not at the same time. However, detectives I have spoken to believe that they may have known each other and exchanged information about boys.



Edited by pluckmemory (02/27/11 09:41 AM)

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#355910 - 03/08/11 12:36 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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Media obtains Mel Levine's suicide note:

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8001164

In it he claims he was innocent, but that even his lawyer thought he was guilty and that criminal charges were imminent.

What a cowardly bastard.

Link to suicide note in the ABC story.



Edited by pluckmemory (03/08/11 01:08 PM)

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#355962 - 03/08/11 09:31 PM Re: Dr. Mel Levine 's license revoked:abuse charg [Re: pluckmemory]
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The Dr. William Ayres blog, which is run by one of his molestation victims, has an interesting take on the Levine suicide:

http://www.williamayreswatch.blogspot.com/


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#435563 - 05/23/13 12:47 PM Dr. Mel Levine Suicide and Diary notes TRIGGER [Re: pluckmemory]
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This is an old story but I just read the notes below, and as pluckmemory says above..."he was a coward" (and imho a bastard):
MAJOR TRIGGER WARNING~ DUE TO HIS COMPLETE DENIAL IN THE FACE OF SO MANY ACCUSATIONS (I am not a judge or jury but I am entitled to my opinion of perp-like behavior and denials)

Here are his suicide and end of life diary notes:







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#435645 - 05/24/13 07:20 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine Suicide and Diary notes TRIGGER [Re: pluckmemory]
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Levine was the worst: a pedophile AND a coward.

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#436066 - 05/28/13 11:47 AM Re: Dr. Mel Levine Suicide and Diary notes TRIGGER [Re: pluckmemory]
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Note Levine's last four words on this earth:

"nothing gold can stay."

“Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost:

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.


This poem is a metaphor about Man, and his fall from paradise, into sin and depravity, lured there by Satan himself.

Admission of guilt if you ask me.

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