Youth Hockey Doc Faces More Than 30 Sexual Crime Charges

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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A Detroit-area doctor who provided services to youth hockey teams was charged with additional criminal sexual conduct Tuesday, bringing the number of  charges against him to 31.

Zvi Levran was arraigned on four additional charges of sexual assault in Farmington Hills and also faces charges in Bloomfield Hills, where he was arraigned on two counts, Monday, according to The Detroit News. Levran was connected to Farmington United Hockey team, St. Mary’s Preparatory High School in West Bloomfield Township, and Novi High School. He also taught power yoga in schools and offered medical care to high school students. Levran reportedly also offered private services at his home in Farmington Hills, according to The Detroit News.

The victims in each case remain anonymous at this time.

The first accuser, a 19-year-old male, came forward in October. Others made public allegations after the initial report, prompting police to set up a 24-hour tip line.

Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King held a news conference in November, at which he revealed that tips have come in from Minnesota, Georgia, California, North Carolina, Arizona and Canada.

Levran is licensed to practice urology in Michigan and Ohio, and has held medical licenses in Minnesota, Iowa and Georgia. The Michigan state licensing department indicates he has at least four medical complaints filed against his license dating back to 2002, according to The Detroit News.

King and Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said authorities have reason to believe more victims will come forward, the outlet reported.(RELATED: Marilyn Manson’s Primary Accuser Denies She Manipulated Others To Issue False Claims)

In an interesting twist, 47th District Court Judge James Brady came forward on record to disclose that he has known Levran for 18 years due to his personal affiliation with the Farmington High School Hockey Boosters Club. He also admitted to being the parent of a son who played hockey for Farmington.

“The defense has actually taken stitches out of my face from a puck,” Brady disclosed, according to The Detroit News.

The prosecution and defense both indicated they had no issue with Brady remaining on the case.

Levran is currently being held at the Oakland County Jail.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Farmington Hills on April 11.