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    Director Roman Polanski arrested in Switzerland

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8277886.stm

    What's up with the outrage? Dude had sex with a 13 year old, then fled the country. I think he deserves some time in prison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8277886.stm

    What's up with the outrage? Dude had sex with a 13 year old, then fled the country. I think he deserves some time in prison.
    if only life was as simple as you see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    if only life was as simple as you see it.
    So of all the complexities of life, which one negates the fact that he had sex with an underage girl? Enlighten me
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    Topic sounds rather P&Rish to me. If this continues on it's present trajectory, that's where it will end up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Topic sounds rather P&Rish to me. If this continues on it's present trajectory, that's where it will end up.
    move it/close it whatever. IF it ends up in P&R I'm too newbish to post in it anyways.
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    He would have been arrested in Italy or Poland if you ask me.
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    "US prosecutors want Mr Polanski to return to be sentenced for having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977."

    2009-1977 = 32 years ago.

    "The victim at the centre of the case, Samantha Geimer, has previously asked for the charges to be dropped. She has already sued Mr Polanski and reached an undisclosed settlement."

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    I didn't realize he blew town because the judge was not going to go along w/ sentencing suggestion from a plea bargain. On the other hand, what he did (doping a 13 yr old) sounds like it merited more than a bargained sentence. Even if the girl has settled, he's definitely earned some time dealing w/ extradition paperwork at the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    So of all the complexities of life, which one negates the fact that he had sex with an underage girl? Enlighten me
    you're not worth the time.

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    Funny thing about this story, I clicked on it on nytimes.com over the weekend and rather than the story that was supposed to be there, it was an email exchange between a reporter in Switzerland and a bureau person somewhere saying that 'NY' wanted to know if this was Switzerland trying to throw the US a bone so their banking system could catch a break. I don't know if the email exchange was from AP or NYT, but anyway, I'm sure some interesting 'analysis' pieces are taking shape.

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