Local Doctor Faces Sex Charges With Patients

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    Dr. Robert Kevees is accused of making sexual advances toward patients.

    A Bay Area doctor is out on bail Thursday after being arrested hours earlier for allegedly engaging in sexual misconduct with his own patients.

    Robert Kevess, 52, a recently resigned University of California physician was charged with 19 counts, according to court documents filed by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office. 

    Investigators said they have talked to at least six patients of Kevess who are making claims of sexual advances.

    The first victim was a man who came forward at the end of March and said that his doctor had touched him inappropriately during a medical exam. Following that report, investigators said they learned of other inappropriate contact charges involving multiple victims between 2006 and 2011, according to court documents.

    Kevess, through his lawyer, released a statement denying all charges.

    Attorney Robert Beles said Kevess treated numerous patients and that all medical procedures performed were necessary and proper.

    Because investigators think there may be more victims out there, they have set up a hotline (510) 642-0472. 

    Prosecutors said Thursday that staff members at University Health Services were informed of the accusations Thursday and they responded with both shock and sadness.

    Kevess surrendered to police Wednesday night and posted $745,000 bail Thursday morning. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon.