Roman Polanski Arrested



Director Roman Polanski was arrested and detained in Switzerland this weekend due to his 1978 conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in California (see plea).

For over 30 years, Polanski has managed to dodge police enforcement, but on Saturday, Roman's luck finally ran out.

Polanski was due to receive an honorary award at the Zurich Film Festival, but U.S. authorities made an arrest request to the Swiss Justice Ministry and he was immediately taken into custody upon his arrival in Switzerland.

The French-born director pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with then 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1978, but after an initial 42-day evaluation, Polanski fled from the U.S. and a warrant for his arrest was immediately issued.

Roman will remain in Switzerland until the extradition process is complete, which could keep Polanski in Switzerland for up to 60 days.
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