From Guardian UK

For 31 years he lived as the world's most celebrated fugitive, feted by his peers in the film industry while on the run from American police after admitting having sex with a child.

But, it was revealed today, the past has finally caught up with Roman Polanski. The film director was arrested in Switzerland on Saturday on a decades-old warrant relating to the rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

The director had traveled to Switzerland to accept a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich film festival, the organiZers of which expressed "great consternation and shock" at his detention. (So they weren't in on the plan?)

The 76-year-old director of Rosemary's Baby and Chinatown pleaded guilty to the assault at the time but jumped bail and fled the US the following year to avoid a lengthy jail sentence. For more than three decades he has lived in exile in Paris, refusing to return to the US even when he won an Oscar in 2002 for The Pianist.

Zurich police said he was detained at immigration in Zurich on Saturday night at the request of the US justice department and was in custody awaiting extradition.

"I confirm that Mr Polanski has been arrested. The American authorities issued an international search request in 2005 in relation to a 1978 warrant," said Guido Balmer of the Swiss justice ministry. "There was a valid arrest request and we knew when he was coming. That's why he was taken into custody." The US will now need to make a formal extradition request, however, and Polanski is likely to challenge his detention in the Swiss courts.

So Now they finally got Roman Polanski and he is almost 80 years old and ost likely going to die in prison like Phil Spector. However Phil killed someone and Polanski's victim is 45 and the mother of 3 children.

We read the court transcripts which have been unsealed and he really did rape that little girl and we believe he deserves to answer for this crime whether the victim agrees or not.

The transcripts on the Smoking gun are HERE

The victim would like the charges dropped due to the fact the District Attorney's Office draws tons of publicity into her home which hurts her husband, children and mother. Read more about her side HERE

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