Film-Maker Roman Polanski Arrested in Switzerland on Underage-Sex Warrant From 1978

September 27, 2009

(ChattahBox) — After being considered a fugitive by the U.S. government since 1978, Roman Polanski has been detained in Zurich on charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl, 31 years later. The Polish born Polanski, a holocaust survivor, has lived for the past three decades in France, where his career has continued to flourish. The Chinatown and Rosemary‚Äôs Baby director won an Oscar in absentia for The Pianist in 2002 and was in Zurich to receive a lifetime achievement award when he was detained by Swiss police at the request of U.S. authorities. Festival organizers said Polanski’s detention had caused “shock and dismay,” but that they would go ahead with Sunday’s planned retrospective of the director’s work.

The 76-year-old director recently sought dismissal of his case on grounds of misconduct by the now-deceased judge who had arranged a plea bargain and then reneged on it .Polanski, who maintained the girl was sexually experienced and had consented, spent 42 days in prison undergoing psychiatric tests but fled the country before being sentenced. His U.S. visa has since been withdrawn.


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3 Responses to “Film-Maker Roman Polanski Arrested in Switzerland on Underage-Sex Warrant From 1978”

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  3. cb on bonanzle on September 28th, 2009 2:24 am

    Manson follower Susan Atkins who had killed Roman Polanski’s wife, Sharon Tate died a couple of days ago and now this announced arrest of Roman Polanski.

    What I can’t understand is, how did Polanski manage to evade the law all these years with the so called technology of cameras and GPS, etc. There is just NO way that one can hide from the law with all of technology that is out there.

    Something is just screwy here. I think the authorities DID know where he was hiding all these years. And one has to question as to why did they decide to arrest him NOW and not arrest him from years ago? Not to mention that this is going to cost taxpayers money for a trial that will drag on for years.

    This is another example of how there is no such thing as “justice” in the justice system in the USA. Criminals go free while the innocent and victims get sent to prison.

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