Contrary to the reporting occasioned thus far, the bulk of the videography he was commissioned to do, involved college or graduate level performances. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Biogen Conference Linked To 20, Massachusetts Coronavirus Cases, Researchers Estimate The Biogen conference in Boston back in February may have played a much larger role in the spread of coronavirus in Massachusetts than first thought.
In a telephone interview from his Brighton home Friday night, Benjamin condemned the conservatory for over-reaction and insisted he posed no harm to children.
Probation specifically knew he filmed events at the New England Conservatory. She said that in November the school began screening its vendors for criminal backgrounds, not just staff and volunteers, which they had previously done to comply with state law.
Zander, who is also a Boston Philharmonic Orchestra conductor, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment left at his home and with his assistants. As New England Conservatory officials wait to see if any students or alumni come forward with complaints about a school videographer they recently discovered is a convicted sex offender, they acknowledged yesterday that they did not follow their own policies to protect children.
Since leaving prison, Benjamin said, he has had just one brush with the law, an arrest because of an altercation with a trash collector. In November, former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was indicted on sex abuse charges and two other university officials were charged with failing to notify police of the abuse allegations.
NEC fired Zander last month. The sex offender, a man named Peter Benjamin, is by all accounts an extraordinarily talented man. Benjamin nevertheless kept this precaution in place for years afterwards. In addition to prison time, guilty offenders will also be forced to live with the fact that they have lost the trust of society far more so than people who serve time for other crimes.
They were safe when Benjamin was still doing contract work at NEC. Goodman declined to say whether Zander is considering taking legal action. Very bad things. Benjamin has been commissioned to do at the New England Conservatory consisted of documenting rehearsals and performances of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.
Benjamin filed for personal bankruptcy last year, said one of his lawyers. Patricia Wen can be reached at wen globe. School Closings. Last week, school officials sent e-mails to some 6, current and former students and their families, explaining that they learned in mid-December that a videographer on campus was a convicted sex offender.
I really do think people can change and I'd like to think that people can get second chances" jazz bassist Henry Fraser said. Benjamin obtained permission from the probation department to return to his long-time profession of videotaping live music events.