World renowned pianist and principal conductor of the Russian National Orchestra Mikhail Pletnev has been released on bail after facing charges of child molestation in the city of Pattaya, Thailand.
Pletnev, 53, was apprehended at Euro Club and Restaurant, a venue in the resort city of Pattaya, which the pianist co-owns. Pletnev was later escorted to his residence, where police discovered a number of child pornography videos, Pattaya Daily News reports.
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