Former AZ hospital chief resigns amid allegations of sexual harassment

The former CEO of a Phoenix hospital pleaded guilty to three counts of lewd and lascivious behavior in federal court Thursday after being charged with sexually assaulting women he supervised.

Robert L. Levey, 71, of Phoenix pleaded guilty on Tuesday to three felony counts of sexually assaulting three women, according to court documents.

He also was charged with one count of engaging in sexual activity with a child under 14.

Levey resigned as CEO of the Phoenix Medical Center, Inc. in January after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said he had been under investigation for at least five years for allegations of improper behavior involving nurses and other hospital employees.

He had been a board member of the hospital.ABC News’ Matt Flegel contributed to this report.