Sculptor Opocensky released from prison

The sculptor Pavel Opocensky has been released from prison after serving three years in prison - roughly half of his sentence. Mr Opocensky was found guilty of sexually abusing teenage girls, but was released early for good behaviour; he will, however, remain on probation for four years. Speaking to the judge who ruled in favour of his release, Opocensky said on Thursday that he had learned from his mistakes and that he had no desire to return behind bars.

Author: Jan Velinger