Well-known Prague physician dismissed from Bulovka hospital

Doctors of Prague’s Bulovka hospital on Wednesday dismissed well-known Prague physician Jaroslav Barták from his post. Police are set to interrogate Mr. Barták and ask the state prosecutor’s office for permission to take the suspect into custody. He has been charged with several crimes, among them sexual coercion, rape, extortion, unlawful restraint, dangerous intimidation and bodily harm. According to a police spokeswoman, Mr. Barták is suspected of having sexually abused his assistants; six women have filed legal complaints against him. He denies the accusations, saying the women were prostitutes. He was detained and arrested at Ruzyně International Airport on his return from holiday on Saturday.

Author: Sarah Borufka