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.