Hockey news: Youth sports doctor charged


A doctor who police say has spent 20 years offering medical help to youth hockey groups in Michigan and Minnesota has been charged after sufferers within the Detroit space accused him of sexual assault.

Zvi Levran was arraigned Friday in forty seventh District Court on a number of prison sexual conduct fees involving a number of sufferers, in accordance with police in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Levran’s lawyer entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf.

The sufferers informed police that their examinations have been not directly related to youth hockey organizations. Police have launched no details about the ages or genders of Levran’s accusers, nor when the alleged assaults occurred.

Levran was ordered held on a $1 million bond. He additionally was ordered to give up his passports, deal with no sufferers at his residence and don’t have any unsupervised contact with sufferers.

A pre-exam convention has been scheduled for Dec. 7.

His lawyer, Joseph Lavigne, informed The Associated Press Friday that he has no info but on what has been alleged, however that Levran intends to defend himself towards the fees.

Levran additionally was charged final month after a 19-year-old man informed authorities he was sexually assaulted throughout an Oct. 18 examination in Levran’s residence workplace, northwest of Detroit.

In that case, Levran was arraigned in October on seven prison sexual conduct fees, ordered to not go away Michigan and informed to don’t have any contact with minors or hockey gamers.

Investigators say they’re involved there could possibly be different victims who haven’t but come ahead.

The position of sports docs and their interactions with athletes have come beneath scrutiny lately.

Former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced in 2018 to 40 to 175 years in jail after admitting to molesting among the nation’s prime gymnasts for years beneath the guise of medical therapy. He was accused of sexually assaulting tons of of ladies and ladies.

Former University of Michigan athletes, college students and others have mentioned they have been molested by University of Michigan sports doctor Robert Anderson. Anderson was director of the campus well being service and a doctor for a number of sports groups, together with soccer. He died in 2008 after working on the college for practically 40 years.

Resources for sexual assault survivors in Canada

If you or somebody you recognize is fighting sexual assault or trauma, the next assets can be found to assist folks in disaster:

If you’re in fast hazard or concern to your security, it’s best to name 911.

A full record of sexual assault centres in Canada that provide info, advocacy and counselling might be discovered at Resources in your group might be discovered by coming into your postal code. 

Helplines, authorized companies and places that provide sexual assault kits in Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia might be discovered right here.

National Residential School Crisis Line: +1 866 925 4419

24-hour disaster line: 416 597 8808 

Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline: +1 833 900 1010 

Trans Lifeline: +1 877 330 6366

Sexual misconduct assist for present or former members of the Armed Forces: +1 844 750 1648

Read about your rights as a sufferer right here.


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