Dr. Kevin Brown was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department on accusations that he molested eight patients, one of them being 15. Dr. Brown was arrested July 8, 2008 and was charged with sexual battery and exploiting his position as a physician involving incidents relating to a female patient and under cover police officer posing as a patient.
Dr. Brown is widely respected in the medical community for his charitable contributions including his disaster-relief medical charity, Urban Health Institute. Those closest to Brown are shocked and vow to stand behind him.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed 19 felony counts against Brown, including a lewd act on 15 year old, rape, sexual battery and fraud. Currently, Brown is being investigated by California’s Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse in an alleged health care fraud scheme although he has yet to be charged with any criminal charges. It is unclear whether the California Medical Board has taken any action against Dr. Brown’s license to practice medicine.
Dr. Brown’s Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers declined to comment. Dr. Brown’s bail was set at $4 million due to his connections to Bermuda and their lack of extradition.