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Atlanta doctor
charged for withholding HIV status

Atlanta doctor
charged for withholding HIV status

The sheriff's department in Clayton County, Ga., has charged an Emory School of Medicine doctor with a felony for not revealing his HIV-positive status to a 16-year-old boy who says he had sex with the physician.

Adam Lebowitz, 47, a resident at Emory School of Medicine and an emergency room doctor at Grady Memorial Hospital, was arrested November 2 for soliciting sex from another teenage boy. He was released on $50,000 bond but was arrested again Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. At the time he had an airplane ticket to Hawaii.

That arrest was for battery charges in DeKalb County, in a case of road rage against a woman.

FBI spokesman Stephen Emmet said the bureau has joined a probe by Clayton and Coweta counties into Lebowitz's past. He said federal charges are possible against the doctor, but declined to say for what.

Coweta County assistant district attorney Ray Mayer said Thursday that federal agents are considering charging Lebowitz with the possession of child pornography.

Clayton County sherriff Victor Hill says the case remains under investigation.

Emory has placed Lebowitz on leave pending an investigation. Lebowitz lives in Decatur, just east of Atlanta. (AP)

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