Conductor Jan Latham-Koenig Spared Jail Time

By Francisco Salazar

Conductor Jan Latham-Koenig has been spared jail time.

On Tuesday, May 28, Judge Alexander Milne suspended his 14-month prison sentence for two years. Milne said that he had been “humiliated in the public eye.”

The Standard is reporting that the judge also noted that Latham-Koenig’s actions were “deeply worrying behavior” and “this is a gentleman of 70 years of age who has a long and distinguished cultural career behind him.”

He said, “I would give credit for the pleas and at an early stage. I accept that there is clear remorse on the part of the defendant and that he has suffered – effectively this would have brought his career to an end.”

Latham Koening, who was the Music Director of the Teatro Colón, admitted to arranging sex acts with someone he thought was a teenager and pleaded guilty to three charges.

He was sentenced to 14 months each for attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming and also arranging or facilitating the commission of a sexual offense with a child.