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Playboy Celebrity Poker Sex Doctor and Son of Premier Sits in Jail Cell

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jul/26/2008

Dr. Kevin Antario Brown has been charged with molesting eight patients, one of them only 15 years old. Investigators are also looking into Brown's finances and several other sexual allegations, some dating back about a decade.

The 37-year old Los Angeles doctor is also the son of Bermuda Premier Ewart Brown and had more recently sponsored a celebrity poker tournament at the Playboy Mansion, attended by both his dad and Hugh Hefner.

Brown was arrested July 8 at his home a few miles west of downtown Los Angeles. He initially was charged with sexual battery and exploiting his position as a doctor in incidents involving a female patient and a female undercover police officer posing as a patient.

Brown quickly posted $50,000 bail, but investigators were just getting started. The Los Angeles Police Department appealed for other potential victims to come forward.

Six more accusers did, and Brown was arrested again Monday. He was charged with 19 felony counts, including a lewd act on a 15-year-old child, rape, sexual battery by fraud and sexual exploitation.

Bail was set at $4 million after prosecutors argued Brown was a flight risk to Bermuda or another Caribbean island that may not have extradition treaties with the United States, such as Antigua.

"With the number of victims and the allegations, he's also a risk, a danger to society," Deputy District Attorney Ann Marie Wise said.

Family and friends cannot believe what is happening.

"Kevin is an excellent father, husband and physician, and I along with his family and friends stand behind him," Brown's wife, Chanel, told The Associated Press. "I trust him and I believe in his innocence."

Bermuda Premier Brown has declined comment on the matter.

Kevin Brown is facing a hearing before the California Medical Board to suspend his medical license.

He also is being investigated by California's bureau of medical fraud and elder abuse over alleged involvement in a health care fraud scheme, Wise said. He has not been charged in that probe.

Harry Nelson, another attorney for Brown, said his client had initially been investigated in 2005 over claims that he owed the Medicare system more than $1 million. Nelson said Brown was vindicated in the case.

"He was found to be a credible, thorough physician who was rendering good services," Nelson said.

The Playboy Mansion Celebrity Poker Tournament took place on May 17 and was open to the public.

Doyle Brunson, his son Todd Brunson and Pamela Anderson were supposed to have been in attendance.


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Ace King, Gambling911.com


Originally published July 26, 2008 1:29 pm EST

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