Pediatrician accused of abuse makes request

April 4, 2008 12:59:52 PM PDT
A renowned Chapel Hill pediatrician accused of sexually abusing young boys is requesting his medical license be placed on inactive status.

Doctor Melvin Levine is accused of abusing at least seven boys while he worked at the Children's Hospital in Boston more than 20 years ago.

He's now a professor or pediatrics at UNC's medical school in Chapel Hill.

Levine, who says he's innocent, has offered to stop seeing patients.