Prominent psychiatrist accused of 29 cases of rape and blackmail

Prominent psychiatrist and writer Jan Cimický, who was nominated for a state award by President Miloš Zeman last year, is now being prosecuted for 29 cases of alleged rape and blackmail committed between the years 1980 to 2016. The Czech Police did not specify the name of the prosecuted individual in their statement on Friday. However, it was clear from the context that the subject in question was Mr Cimický, the Czech News Agency reports. The psychiatrist has already denied that he acted illegaly in any way.

The accusations of mistreatment first started appearing from Cimický’s former patients last year, after the psychiatrists nomination was announced. The police then asked any other potential victims if they had allegations that they wanted to bring up.