Choirmaster who abused female charges starts prison sentence

Former choirmaster Bohumil Kulínský who was found guilty of sexually abusing girls in his choir started serving his jail sentence on Monday. Mr Kulínský was sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for abusing 19 underage girls, eight of whom were under the age of 15. His sentenced has been shortened, however, by 219 days which he has already spent in custody. Mr Kulínský, who formerly led the world-renowned Bambini di Praga choir, will spend the duration of his sentence in Prague’s Pankrác Jail. He is also banned from working with young people for ten years upon his release.

Author: Rosie Johnston