Time to Do the Time

Roman Polan­s­ki raped a 13 year old girl. He accept­ed a plea deal. He plead­ed guilty to unlaw­ful sex­u­al inter­course with a minor.

Then he skipped out pri­or to sentencing.

That was 32 years ago.

It is long past time for Mr. Polan­s­ki to face a judge and accept his sentence.

I’ve seen much writ­ten about Polan­ski’s art and how he should­n’t have to suf­fer over some­thing that hap­pened so long ago. This is absurd on its face. He did the crime, his art is irrelevent.

I under­stand his vic­tim has said that she does not want the crim­i­nal charges pur­sued. The crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem does not exist to serve the wish­es of the vic­tims. Often a con­vict­ed crim­i­nal is sen­tenced to a pun­ish­ment that the vic­tim con­sid­eres woe­ful­ly inad­e­quate. With any luck, Polan­s­ki will be an exam­ple of a crim­i­nal sen­tenced to a pun­ish­ment that the vic­tim con­sid­ers excessive.

2 thoughts on “Time to Do the Time”

  1. I so agree. I can­not believe there are actu­al­ly peo­ple who are fight­ing for Polan­s­ki because of his art! What are they and Whoopi Gold­berg thinking?

  2. Roman Polan­s­ki has comit­ted a crime and he should be pun­ished in one way or anoth­er. You can­not just for­give some­one who abused an under­age girl.

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