Conductor escapes jail

Conductor escapes jail

The British conductor Jan Latham-Koenig, who pleaded guilty to three offences of soliciting a person he believed to be underage on a gay dating app, was given a 14-month sentence suspended for two years at Southwark Crown Court this morning.

Koenig, 70, was told by the judge: ‘I accept that there is clear remorse on the part of the defendant and that he has suffered – effectively this would have brought his career to an end. He is humiliated in the public eye.’

Koenig’s last professional engagements were in Moscow and Buenos Aires.

His lawyer said he was dealing with ‘feelings of distress’ and ‘upset he caused to his family and had not shown ‘self-pity or a lack of understand as to what needs to be addressed’. He was receiving therapy.

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