First the AP story from today:
Court sentences Chilean tenor to jail for rape
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - A Swedish court has sentenced Chilean tenor Ernesto "Tito" Beltran to two years and six months in prison for raping an 18-year-old nanny and molesting a 7-year-old girl.
The appeals court in Goteborg on Friday upheld a previous rape conviction, but overturned an acquittal in the molestation case.
The 43-year-old singer has also been ordered to pay damages of $15,600 to the girl and $12,300 to the nanny.
The court has ordered the singer be detained immediately.
Beltran, who lives in Sweden, was accused of raping another Swedish celebrity's nanny during a 1999 concert tour.
In the second case, Beltran was accused of molesting a 7-year-old girl six years ago.
What a horrible story this is. I post about it not only because it is newsworthy, but because some of you may remember him singing at the Pittsburgh Opera in the late 1990s. It was before my time, but he sang Nemorino in Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore." Robert Croan wrote this profile of him.