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Polish Court to the US: No, Sorry, We'd Really Like to Keep Roman Polanski

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A Polish court has ruled that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski, 82, who pleaded guilty in 1977 to unlawful sex* with a 13-year-old girl, will not be extradited to the United States over his sex crime conviction.


Polanski served a short jail sentence in the U.S. following his 1977 guilty plea, but fled the country the following year amid fears that the judge would overrule his plea bargain. Polanski lives in France, but was in Poland working on a film; he holds both French and Polish citizenship. France does not allow extradition of its citizens.

According to The Guardian, the decision is not legally binding and the prosecutors can, and probably will, appeal.



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to having drug-fueled sex with a 13-year-old girl

You mean “committing the drug-fuled rape of a 13-year-old girl”.