Baltimore City Police say more than 2000 women have contacted them -- trying to find out whether they're victims of the Johns Hopkins gynecologist who's suspected of taking photos of his patients.
When Dr. Nikita Levy killed himself inside of his Towson home earlier this month he left behind a massive amount of digital evidence that would have been used to build a case against him.
Police didn't want to go into too much detail but it's safe to say the process of identifying the women in all those pictures Dr. Nikita levy took has been very difficult.
“There is an extraordinary amount of evidence that detectives are combing through right now,” said Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Baltimore City Police Department. “Literally going through servers and servers and computers and external hard drives filled with content.”
Dr. Levy was fired by Johns Hopkins on February 8th over allegations that he photographed his patients.
He had been practicing for 25 years.
Because of the amount of evidence the job for investigators is going slowly.
“Matching photos to victims, timelines to records. There is a lot of work that has to be done,” Guglielmi said.
Federal investigators are helping city police.
They say a handful of women have already been contacted after police confirmed they were victims.
Another part of the investigation involves trying to find out exactly what Dr. Levy did with all those photos after he took them.
“Was it sold, was it put on line, were there other individuals involved and if so, we're going to prosecute those individuals,” Guglielmi said.
As ABC-2 News has reported dozens of patients have also been contacting local law firms -- whether they know they were victims or not.
If you were a patient of Dr. Nikita Levy the Baltimore City Police Department has set up a hotline to call. The number is (410) 396-2269.
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