A urologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center was arraigned Thursday on charges of taking videos up the skirt of a woman at the Union Square subway station during the evening rush hour on Wednesday, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said.
The doctor, Adam W. Levinson, an expert in robotics and minimally invasive surgery, was observed by a transit police officer at 5:15 p.m. holding a newspaper under the woman’s skirt with a pen containing a tiny video camera clipped onto the newspaper, according to a criminal complaint. The officer seized the device and found “numerous clips in which the defendant recorded underneath said female’s skirt,” the complaint states.
Dr. Levinson, 39, is an assistant professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has written book chapters and serves on the editorial boards of several journals, according to Mount Sinai’s Web site. He is highly rated by patients on several doctor-rating sites.
He was charged with unlawful surveillance in the second degree, a felony carrying a sentence of up to four years.
Dr. Levinson has been suspended pending the outcome of the case, Mount Sinai said. “This is a police matter and Mount Sinai is cooperating fully with the authorities,” the medical center said in a statement. Dr. Levinson’s lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.