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Roman Polanski arrested

Roman Polanski has been arrested for a crime he committed 32 years ago. The Oscar winning director of The Pianist was found guilty of raping a 13 year old girl in 1977 and immediately fled to France (via the UK). He’s never been sentenced and has been chased by US officials ever since. Due to avoiding countries with extradition treaties to the US, he has never been caught.

The arrest, which happened in Switzerland, could see the director sent back to the US within days, though it’s likely he’ll contest which would delay the process by months.

The girl at the centre of the rape case, who has her own family has said the matter is closed. Surely there were other opportunities in the 30 years which have passed to bring him to justice?

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