Thursday, January 31, 2013

Surprise! Another Pervert Shrink!

Aubrey and Erica Levin

Yet another “psychiatrist” has been found guilty of sexually deviant crimes. Aubrey Levin, another alleged forensic psychiatrist, has been found guilty of sexual assaults on young men who were court ordered to report to Levin for “psychiatry” in a case that has so many parallels to the william ayres case, that I’d like to be able to say that it’s shocking. Unfortunately, the parallels are not all that shocking -- indeed, this kind of deviant, cruel, criminal behavior appears to be normative for this “profession.”

Parallels between cases:

Levin did not testify, but in police interviews, he claimed that he was not sexually abusing his patients, he was practicing "medical procedures" to treat sexual dysfunction. Likewise, william ayres claimed that all of his actions were "medical procedures" and that some of them were to determine the physical sexual development stage (Tanner) of his young boy victims... ayres never did manage to convincingly explain why it was that girls did not need to have similar examinations.

Levin was a forensic psychiatrist, and as such, was taking court-ordered young men for evaluation. He was sexually abusing some of these young men, who were not at liberty to deny court ordered visits without the fear of retribution from the court. In fact, one of the victims DID file complaints and was ignored. So he filmed his own sexual abuse with a hidden camera watch, and brought that to authorities as evidence. The ayres case parallels Levin's:  in addition to his private “psychiatric” practice in which he molested young boys, william ayres molested young boys who were referred to him by the court for forensic evaluation.

Both men abused the threat of State retribution in order to coerce some of their victims.

Trial similarities:

Levin’s trial was put on hold for awhile due to Levin’s alleged “failing health” issues, (Heart “problems” and “morbid” obesity. Early in the trial process, Levin was pictured walking unassisted into the courtrooms, and soon was appearing with a shiny new walker. You’ll recall the same nonsense from william ayres – only ayres was suffering prostate “problems,” not heart “problems.”

Later in the trial process, proceedings were held for competency hearings because Levin’s “doctor” said that he had early symptoms of dementia, and his wife was claiming that he was forgetting words and exhibiting bizarre behavior like leaving his zipper down. Ultimately, it was decided that he was competent to stand trial.

You’ll recall that william ayres also ran a rather lengthy ruse in which he pretended to be suffering Alzheimer’s, apparently, according to statements that he made to evaluating staff at Napa State Hospital, at least in part, at the behest of his legal representation. His wife , Solveig ayres, also turned common, temporary lapses of memory into elaborate stories of mental deterioration -- Claims of “not remembering his son’s name” turned into “well, it happened ONCE” under cross-examination.

The Wives and other supporters:

Aubrey Levin's Rabbi has claimed that Levin is "greatly respected" in his community and that his "good" is not "erased" by the sexual abuse. Rabbi Yisroel Miller further kvetched that a prison sentence would be a death sentence. Similarly, william ayres was vocally and apparently financially supported by many local practicing head-shrinkers like Etta Bryant, Larry Lurie, Robert Kimmich, and others.

In the case of william ayres, his wife Solveig has been a staunch defender, sometimes making angry posts online about Salem and witch hunts. She coined the idea that ayres was a “physician first” that was frequently reported in the press, and was used by Doron Weinberg, ayres’ first asshat attorney during the trial.

Aubrey Levin’s wife Erica Levin steps it up a notch: She apparently is being held over for attempting to bribe one of the jurors in her husband’s case. She was hoping to purchase a “not guilty” vote for some chump change. The juror told the judge. Erica is now likely facing her own appointment in front of a jury.

Coffee Talk:

How many times does this have to repeat itself? Why do the perpetrators always have the same Modus Operandi, and why do the wives and family always react with the same blind disbelief and behave in an anti-social manner in response to people horrified by their spouse’s criminal behavior.

The term “psychiatrist” was coined by German doctor Johann Reil, and the word is composited from Ancient Greek meaning roughly: “Soul Medical Treatment”

It is interesting then, to find that a startling number of psychiatrists are actually soul vampires, thriving on the damage and chaos that they cause to their alleged patients. Do they all behave the same way because they are in essence the same evil being inhabiting the space where a human being was supposed to stand? Are they vessels for some kind of evil unleashed upon the weary? Or are they merely fallen humans, attracted to the profession because of the easy access to vulnerable souls to crush? – and if so, then how is it that their behavior always the same?

What’s the deal with courtroom behavior? Are each of these perpetrators coming up with excuses on their own, independently, or is it the attorneys who are nudging, cajoling, or even directing some of the behaviors that these criminals are using to attempt to deceive the courts? Is it not unethical for a defense attorney to encourage this kind of behavior? How are these criminals coming up with optimal (and identical) delay tactics if not directed by their legal representation?

What can we do to halt the evil that psychiatry attracts and perpetuates?

Articles on Aubrey and Erica Levin:

Calgary Herald (pdf)
National Post (pdf)
UpdatedNews (pdf)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Civil Shenanigans and Festering Rot

Two new brief updates:

We recently noted that william ayres, infamous San Mateo County malingering child molester and alleged child psychiatrist, had settled out of court with a second victim who had filed a lawsuit. There are currently at least four more civil suits pending relating to ayres' molestation of young boys. (You can follow their progress on our "ayres' Court Dates" tab.)

In a recent development (January 2nd, 2013) we've noticed that ayres (listed as "John Doe 1" in this case) has requested that there be a "Protective Order" filed, or at a minimum, that his oral deposition be stayed. There will be a hearing in the matter on February 15th, 2013.

Yet more Malingering by the child molester that San Mateo County Officials fawn lovingly over the most, and his shitty, soulless attorneys.

San Mateo County: Miasma of Rot!

Speaking of Rot:

One of our ever vigilant, longtime blog readers (Patient Advocate) noticed recently that the pusillanimous evil foisted upon the citizens of the county by william ayres is still giving and giving back some more:

The office building that molester ayres and his Shrinky-Dink cohorts designed -- with special, built-in, features to facilitate child molestation -- has fallen victim to ayres' inexorably encroaching evil:

215 N. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, CA

william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. ayres has been delaying his way through the system free from custody until this latest gambit to skirt prosecution by playing demented for the courts. ayres is currently under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart Blinder, Etta Bryant, Mel Blaustein, Harry Coren, Tom Ciesla, Robert KimmichLarry Lurie, Maria Lymberis, Richard Shadoan, Captane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Ayres Settles Molestation Lawsuit With Second Victim

This blog has learned that Ayres has settled a molestation civil suit with a second victim, this past December.

The victim, named as "Greg Doe"in the suit,  first filed a police complaint against Ayres in 1987. In the police investigation, child psychiatrist Dr. David Schwartz told the police that back in the 1970s, he  had inherited a  patient from Ayres, a Hispanic boy,  who he believed had also been molested by Ayres.

But the police did not arrest Ayres in the 1987 case. Seems like the County believed Ayres' lie in 1987  that he had been trained to give genital exams to boys in therapy. No one bothered to check whether this was in fact true.

When another victim filed a police complaint against Ayres fifteen years later, in 2002, he was told that the file for the 1987 victim had been "lost" and that the police were unable to locate the man.

Fortunately, a relative of the victim saw a news story in December 2004 about a lawsuit filed by the 2002 victim, and the 1987 victim came forward.

We hope that this settlement offers some measure of peace for the victim. We applaud him for his bravery in coming forward in 1987, even if the outcome was unsatisfactory at the time. 

Those wishing to view the case can go to Case number: CIV467743. Or put in the name "Greg Doe." (DS Note: if you click the link, you'll have to do it three times... court system is messed up.)

Here's a San Francisco Chronicle story from 2007, "Stain Doesn't Wash Off" in which Greg Doe talks about his case: