ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – A sentencing decision will be announced Wednesday 21 November in the case of young Zurich millionaire Carl Hirschmann, with the public prosecutor asking for 42 months in prison. The sentencing demand was lowered from 48 months in a first hearing after Hirschmann , accused of forcing a childhood friend to commit fellatio in a public toilet, admitted to some of the accusations.
He was sentenced in September 2011 to 33 months in prison for repeated forced sexual acts, some of them with children, with 14 months to be served. At the time he denied all the charges, with his lawyers arguing that the toilets incident was an erotic game.
Hirschmann’s lawyers changed their tack Tuesday and presented a psychiatric report Tuesday, arguing diminished responsibility because he suffers symptoms of ADHS: attention deficit and hyperactivity, with aspects of a “histrionic personality disorder”.
Hirschmann, 32, is the grandson of the founder of Jet Aviation, with a fortune estimated at several hundred million Swiss francs. He opened the Bahnhofstrasse nightclub Saint Germain in 2007, and made headlines in the celebrity press for reported liaisons with stars, but he closed the club in October 2011, following his father’s death and his own court sentencing.