Conductor Jan Latham-Koenig Arrested for Child Sex Offense

By Francisco Salazar

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, conductor Jan Latham-Koenig was arrested in London’s Victoria station and has been charged with a child sex offense.

 According to BBC News, “the Met Police said it followed an investigation by detectives in the force’s specialist crime command.”

The news outlet also reported that Lantham-Koenig is alleged to have arranged or facilitated a child sex offense and sexual communication with a child. He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later on Jan. 12, 2024.

Lantham-Koenig is an internationally renowned conductor who has worked with such organizations as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Wiener Symphoniker, Tonhalle Zurich, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and Japan Philharmonic.

He is the Music Director at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Artistic Director of the Festival Puccini Torre del Lago at Torre del Lago.