Thursday, August 31, 2006

Where In The World Is Dr. Roger M. Levin Today? What's he been up to lately?

Police Comb Internet For Suspect's Porn Source
By Bill Workman
The San Francisco Chronicle
September 10, 1996

Police are hoping to track down the Internet sources of hundreds of images of child pornography allegedly downloaded from a Palo Alto doctor's personal computers following his arrest on sex and drug charges, investigators said yesterday.

Dr. Roger M. Levin, 51, an internist and surgeon, was arrested late last week and is free in lieu of $ 250,000 bail, pending his arraignment on September 20 in Palo Alto Municipal Court.

He is charged with eight felony and misdemeanor charges, including possession of obscene material depicting children under 14, providing drugs to an addict, prescribing drugs before an examination, obtaining narcotics by fraud and falsifying drug prescriptions.

Levin's license to practice medicine in California has been temporarily suspended by the state medical board, pending an administrative hearing by the board.

Levin was taken into custody after a seven-month investigation by Palo Alto police, prompted by an armed robbery of the doctor's office in February that raised suspicions Levin might be involved in illegal activities.

The gunman, according to a police affidavit, asked for Levin by name and seemed more interested in talking clandestinely with the doctor in a back room than in taking money from the office.

In a search of Levin's Menlo Park home last week, Palo Alto police turned up hundreds of photographs of children and nude women, some of which appeared to have been downloaded and others that appeared to have been taken in his home, according to court documents.

''We want to talk to more people to determine how and where the images were transmitted from,'' said Palo Alto Detective Sergeant Dennis Burns. He noted that downloading pornography is a crime.

The material allegedly included pictures of two young boys orally copulating each other and a male having sex with a young girl.

Burns said police were aided by a Department of Motor Vehicles computer expert and two retired Silicon Valley executives in cracking a computer code in one of Levin's home computers, which investigators say he had encrypted to prevent access to the alleged pornographic images. The two former computer firm executives are continuing to help authorities in the investigation.

Court documents include allegations that Levin drugged women, including at least a few who came to him as patients, so that he could have sex with them.

Levin could not be reached for comment yesterday, but his attorney, Michael Gaines of Larkspur, noted that the ''more sensational'' pornography charge is a misdemeanor and does not involve sale or distribution of the pictures.

Gaines added that some of his client's troubles with the law may stem from a ''long, acrimonious'' divorce dispute with his former wife, Rene Bollo. The couple was divorced several years ago, but court records show she has assisted police in pursuing the current investigation.

In 1987, Levin was accused of sexual molestation by his two sons, ages 9 and 11 at the time, but later pleaded no contest in San Mateo County Superior Court to a reduced charge of willful cruelty. He was sentenced to three years probation and served a 90-day work furlough sentence.

Later, Levin's former wife filed a civil suit in behalf of the couple's sons alleging sexual battery. After a series of mistrials, a judge ordered Levin to pay his sons $ 180,000 for negligent emotional distress.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This man makes me sick. Thank you so much for putting out info. on him. I am a former patient of his and 10 years later I am still plagued by what he did to me. Please, please keep updates coming. Does anyone know if he is able to practice medicine today? It seems he may be in practice in Menlo Park, but I'm not sure. How can I find out more?

November 07, 2006 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He can not practise medicine. He runs a computer business, servicing Menlo Park and Palo Alto.

January 15, 2007 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too was a victim of this snake. I was lured into his web as he was very charming and engaging. He had a great sense of humor, and even made jokes about pedophiles and other predators...what a cover! If you follow your gut, however, you will soon discover he has a perverted, psychopathic mind. He is paranoid, so when he meets you, he eventually manipulates you into doing something kind of shady (or even illegal)as ammunition against you if you ever threaten to go to the authorities. Lesson: If someone seems too good to be true,
its likely you've just met someone like this man.

May 08, 2008 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are a victim or have any pertinent information please contact:
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
Detective J.Chong 650-363-4050
Det. Sgt. B.Raffaelli 650-363-4058

January 07, 2010 4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need to keep awareness of this creep alive. Hopefully some courageous victims will come forward and nail this guy and put him behind bars where he belongs.

October 17, 2010 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put this scum away!

October 17, 2010 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody get brave so this deviant can be put away and then registered for the rest of his life.

November 03, 2010 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have known Roger for many years, both as my doctor and on the personal level. I know first hand that he was guilty of all charges brought up against him and others that never came up.
I know first hand that he successfully went after his older son's girlfriend when she was only 14.
I have seen him touching her breasts and having inappropriate sexual conversations with her.
Roger always plays the roll of the misunderstood victim, never takes any responsibility for his conduct.
I was hoping that after the arrest and the restitution he was ordered to pay to some of his victims, he will learn and get professional help for his twisted sexual addiction. Sadly no sooner than the legal matter was finished, he went after prostitutes getting reduced rates as an exchange for positive well written reviews for the girls sexual services on Red Book. Roger was also getting free sex from these girls as an exchange for his photography skill rendered to the prostitutes.
Roger also had connections with the organization in Canada bringing prostitutes to the Bay Area and getting sexual favors for introducing these girls to the local sex market.
While still in practice Roger had taken a urine sample from a female employee as "a part routine physical examination"; Roger kept this sample frozen at his home refrigerator as an assurance that she will never complain to the authorities nor will testify against him because this urine sample contained drugs.
Roger betrayed any person that love or trusted him.
Roger is funny and very charming, he may buy you gifts "as a caring friend" just to lure you into his plans for you. Be very careful with any information you give him, it will blow up in your face when you expect it the least or will be used as a form of blackmail at his connivance.

July 09, 2011 4:16 AM  

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