Swiss Reject Polanski Appeal Over Arrest

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    Swiss authorities rejected on Tuesday an appeal by lawyers for Roman Polanski, arrested in September after fleeing America in 1978 from an underage sex charge, to release the film director from prison.

    Authorities also urged a Swiss court dealing with his extradition warrant to reject another appeal by Polanski's lawyers to have him freed and to refuse any request to release the 76-year-old Oscar-winning film director on bail.

    Polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 but fled the United States on the eve of his 1978 sentencing because he believed an American judge might overrule his plea and put him in jail for 50 years.

    "In our view, there is still a very high risk that he will flee and that a release on bail or other measures after a release cannot guarantee Polanski's presence in the extradition procedure," Federal Office of Justice spokesman Folco Galli said.

    Polanski's lawyers had appealed to the Federal Office of Justice to reconsider his arrest on a U.S. extradition warrant. They also lodged an appeal with the Swiss Federal Penal Court which can still decide to release Polanski on bail.

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    Despite what the pedophile's fans might say, the scumsucking piece of ratshit IS coming back to face the Court for sentence.

    It is not as certain what that sentence will end up being.

    Such is the price he must pay for taking an OPEN plea, as he did, and then compounding that by fleeing for three decades.

    His main hope is that it's California. Land of flakes and nuts. "Justice" there is often just a word.
     
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    The Swiss and I agree here, keep him in custody and let him own up to what he ran away from so many years ago.
     
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    Whatever the outcome in the end, I am just happy happy he is in jail now. :)
     
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    Good.
     
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