Roman Polanski Arrested


Director Polanski arrested in Switzerland


 Roman Polanski


Director fled U.S. in 1978 after pleading guilty to sex with 13-year-old girl


The Associated Press
Sun., Sept . 27, 2009

ZURICH – Director Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss police as he flew in for the Zurich Film Festival and faces possible extradition to the United States for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, authorities said Sunday.


Polanski was scheduled to receive an honorary award at the festival when he was apprehended Saturday at the airport, the Swiss Justice Ministry said in a statement. It said U.S. authorities have sought the arrest of the 76-year-old director around the world since 2005.


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