Roman Polanski Arrested, Faces Extradition

Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski is no longer “wanted and desired,” as he’s been arrested by the Swiss police for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, according to an article by the Associated Press. He could now face extradition to the United States for the crime that caused him to flee from France.

Polanski, who is now 76 years old, was on his way to the Zurich Film Festival to receive an honorary award when he was stopped by police. The U.S. will now have to file an extradition claim to have him deported to Los Angeles.

Polanski is the director of such classics as Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown, but is equally famous for being a fugitive who fled from the U.S. a year after pleading guilty to having sex with Samantha Geimer. Geimer has agreed with Polanski that the charges be dropped, saying “she wants the case to be over.”

Read more about Polanski’s arrest here.

By Erik Samdahl
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  • boston-gall

    About damn time this pervert does his deserved time for this crime of rape, oral sex and sodomy of a 13 year old girl! If he was anyone else, he would have been in jail forthwith!

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  • Yes, Roman did admit he had sex with the 13 year old girl; however, he was not charged with rape. … what he did was wrong, even if it was long ago, he still was made responsible for this…

  • He was charged with rape; but those charges were later dropped, I believe as part of an agreement.