Famed Russian conductor charged with raping boy
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 11:50
Bangkok: Famed Russian conductor Mikhail Pletnev has been charged in Thailand with raping a boy aged under 15, a crime that carries up to 20 years in prison, police said Wednesday.

"He was initially charged with raping a boy under 15 which carries a jail term of four to 20 years," Lieutenant Colonel Omsin Sukkanka said to a news agency by telephone from the Thai coastal resort of Pattaya.

He said police were considering whether to also file charges of illegal detention of a juvenile against Pletnev, a 2005 Grammy award winner for best chamber music performance.

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First Published: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 11:50

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