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Roman Polanski Wants Forty-two Days for Rape

Roman Polanski confessed and convicted rapist and fugitive from justice thinks forty-two days is an ample sentence for statutory rape, from Reuters [1]:

Polanski, 81, was charged in 1977 with raping a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles after plying her with champagne and drugs. He pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor.

But the director of such films as “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Chinatown” fled to France before sentencing, fearing the judge would impose more prison time than the 42 days he had spent behind bars for a psychiatric evaluation.

Lawyers for the French-born director argued that he has served his sentence and that he need not be present in court for the case to close officially. There is a warrant for Polanski’s arrest in the United States.

I think Roman should best stay in France. They deserve the rapist.