Roman Polanksi must remain in a Swiss prison while awaiting possible extradition to the United States. The Swiss Justice Ministry denied the director’s bid to be released. Read more on Polanski below.
The Swiss Ministry spokesman Folco Galli told The Associated Press they believed there was a very high risk that Polanski would flee if released from custody. No duh huh?
Polanski’s lawyers were trying to get him out on bail or even house arrest.
Just last week media sources reported that 15 years after he pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse with a minor (Samantha Gremier), that he agreed to pay $500,000 to his victim.
Back in the late 70’s Polanski pleaded guilty to the charge of raping then 13-year-old Samantha Geimer. Roman only spent 43 days in a California jail and underwent a psychiatric evaluation. Although he was “mentally fit” according to his evaluation, Polanski fled the country before he was sentenced for his crime.
After fleeing the U.S., Polanski has lived in Europe and has avoided countries that have extradition agreements with the United States.
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