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Doctor charged with molesting patients

July 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Kevin Antario Brown is charged with sexually assaulting a number of patients. Investigators say more possible victims have come forward in recent days.Brown was charged earlier this month with the sexual battery of an 18-year-old female patient and an undercover female police officer posing as a patient.

Brown appeared in court Wednesday and listened as the deputy district attorney tried to make an even stronger case against him.

"We do have potentially seven other victims. Council is also incorrect when he alleges that there are no violent sex acts. The court can see in the information, in the new case, that there is a rape file, and a forcible penetration file," said Deputy District Attorney Ann Marie Wise.

The deputy district attorney told the court commissioner that police have interviewed three of the new alleged victims, and the other four came forward in the last few days.

Brown, 37, had his own medical practice at the Crenshaw Expo Medical Center. The newest 19 felony counts against him include: committing a lewd act on a 15-year-old child, rape, sexual battery by fraud and sexual exploitation.

Brown initially was arrested July 8, then freed on $50,000 bail. But he was picked up at his home Tuesday after new charges surfaced -- and was jailed in lieu of $4 million.

Prosecutors asked for the hefty bail amount because they say Brown is flight risk given his connections in Bermuda. His father is the premier of Bermuda, Ewart Brown.

But Kevin Brown's attorney Wednesday said the bail amount is extreme.

"This case is no different then any other sex crime. The problem is he is a doctor and they think he may have other means. They want to up the amount. That is not what bail is set for, bail is not punitive in nature," said Keith Bowman.

The California Medical Board has filed a motion with the court to suspend or revoke Brown's medical license.

Brown also is a suspect in multi-million dollar health care fraud schemes.

His arraignment on the sex charges has been continued to August 7. If convicted, Brown faces up to 27 years in state prison.

 

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