Former UC Berkeley Physician Arrested, Charged with Sexual Misconduct

By Saul Sugarman (BCN)
Thursday April 28, 2011 - 12:22:00 PM

A former University of California physician has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual misconduct with patients at UC Berkeley's health care facility, according to prosecutors.  

Robert Kevess, 52, of Oakland, was charged with 19 counts of engaging in illegal sex acts with patients, according to court documents filed by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday.  

Kevess was arrested by UC Berkeley police but was freed after posting an undisclosed bail amount, prosecutors said.  

Police spokesman Lt. Alex Yao said he couldn't comment on the date and location of the arrest, but said details would be provided at a news conference scheduled for late this morning at the district attorney's office.  

Kevess is scheduled to be arraigned at 2 p.m. today at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse at 661 Washington St. in Oakland, prosecutors said.  

olice began investigating Kevess when a victim claimed he had been inappropriately touched during a medical exam, according to a statement by UC Berkeley police Lt. Marc DeCoulode in the court document.  

Investigators then learned that Kevess had allegedly had inappropriate contact with multiple victims between 2006 and 2011, DeCoulode wrote.  

Kevess has been accused of inappropriate acts with eight victims, according to court documents.  

On Kevess' Facebook page, he describes himself as "concerned about the state of the world and where it's headed; committed to my own spiritual and personal growth path."