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Calgary psychiatrist guilty of sex assault loses appeal, must turn himself in

Aubrey Levin, left, convicted of sexually assaulting three of his court-appointed male patients, leaves court in Calgary, Alta., Oct. 15, 2012. The Alberta Court of Appeal has refused to overturn a Calgary psychiatrist's three convictions for sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
April 23, 2014 - 10:14 AM

CALGARY - The Alberta Court of Appeal has refused to overturn a Calgary psychiatrist's three convictions for sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients.

Dr. Aubrey Levin (luh-VEEN') was found guilty on the charges by a jury in January 2013 and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Levin, who is 75, had asked the Appeal Court to dismiss the convictions and order a new trial.

But the court has ruled that there is no merit in any of the appeal arguments raised by Levin's lawyer.

The appeal judges have ordered Levin, who has remained free on bail, to turn himself in within 48 hours or an arrest warrant will be issued.

The original allegations against Levin came to light in 2010 after one of his patients came forward with secret videos he had recorded during court-ordered sessions with the psychiatrist.

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