mon 10/08/2020

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Mikhail Pletnev charged with raping boy

Mikhail Pletnev charged with raping boy

Mikhail Pletnev is questioned by a Thai police officer in front of the muscian's Pattaya residenceAP

One of the greatest pianists (and latterly conductors) of his generation, founder and artistic director of the Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev, has been charged by Thai police with raping a 14-year-old boy, according to the BBC. Police also raided his Thai home in connection with a paedophile ring and found, say prosecutors, several "compromising" photographs with underage boys.

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I was surprised to discover that he only spends 1-3 weeks per year in Thailand which is where he 'lives'....just goes to show how ferocious the schedules of these people are. Not sure how good this is. So far,the most startling fact to have emerged from all this.

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