High-profile doctor sentenced to 14 years in jail for abusing assistants

A court in Prague on Wednesday sentenced high-profile physician Jaroslav Barták to 14 years in prison for sexually abusing his assistants. Mr Barták was convicted of assaulting 10 women between 2006 and 2010 who worked as his assistants; the court found the 54-year-old man guilty on six charges of rape, three charges of sexual assault, as well as on charges of blackmail and restricting personal liberty. Mr Barták, who co-owns a well-known Prague clinic and served as the head of a local branch of Lions Club International, has consistently denied all charges and said he was victim of a conspiracy, a claim rejected by the court.

Author: Jan Richter