The Vienna Boys’ Choir said March 17 it has heard from eight possible abuse victims following an initial report of allegations last week. The famed institution said the men range in age from about 40 to over 70 and contacted the choir through a confidential phone and e-mail hot line set up Friday after a local newspaper reported that two former members, both now adults, recalled incidents of sexual abuse and “merciless discipline.” Tina Breckwoldt, who is responsible for the hotline, declined to disclose whether the eight abuse allegations are sexual, physical or psychological in nature. Nor would she say whether the alleged perpetrators were adults or other choir members. “No one can undo injustice,” the choir said. “At the moment, listening is most important.” The Vienna Boys’ Choir is not church-affiliated. (AP)

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