United States Should Continue To Extradite Roman Polanski Research Paper

Length: 2 pages Sources: 1 Subject: Criminal Justice Type: Research Paper Paper: #42595585 Related Topics: Romans, Roman, United Kingdom, Us
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¶ … extradition case regarding film director Roman Polanski is a rather sordid affair. According to the information available on March 10, 1977 the 43-year-old Polanski had a sexual escapade with a 13-year-old girl named Samantha Jane Gailey (now known as Samantha Geimer; Schwarzbaum, 2013). According to testimony provided by Geimer to a grand jury Polanski had gotten permission from her mother to photograph her for a spread in the magazine Vogue. According to the reports the session took place at the home of actor Jack Nicholson who was on a vacation; however, Nicholson's then girlfriend Anjelica Huston was there but did not witness the incident although she was concerned and knocked on the bedroom door several times in an effort to find out what was happening (Schwarzbaum, 2013).

According to Geimer's testimony Polanski shot photos of her drinking champagne while topless. He also reportedly made her take a Quaalude and then performed vaginal, oral, and anal sexual acts on her (Schwarzbaum, 2013). Geimer reported that she resisted and told him that she did not want to have sex with him; however, Polanski later reported that the sex was consensual and that...

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Polanski accepted the plea bargain and spent 42 days in a California state prison to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. He was released afterward to finish a film he was working on and to await sentencing.

Apparently Polanski at first believed he would get probation; however, he later learned that the judge was considering sentencing him to prison and deportation. Once released from the California state prison Polanski fled to London and then later to France to avoid extradition (he is a citizen of France; Schwarzbaum, 2013). Because, extradition issues are often decided by treaties and France has a policy of not extraditing its own citizens (Legifrance, 2005) requests by United States officials to extradite Polanski were denied. Since fleeing Polanski has basically stayed out of countries that would extradite him; however, he was arrested in Switzerland in 2009 following a United…

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Day, M. (2015, May 22). Roman Polanski U.S. extradition case adjourned by Polish court. The Telegraph retrieved on July, 9 2015 from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/roman-polanski/11622582/Roman-Polanski-due-to-appear-in-Polish-court-over-U.S.-extradition.html.

Legifrance (2005). Code of criminal procedure (legislative part), Articles 696-1 to 696-7.

Retrieved on July 8, 2015 from http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/Traductions/en-English/Legifrance-translations.

Palmer, B. (2009, September 28). What's "unlawful sexual intercourse"? Slate. Retrieved on July 9, 2015 from http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2009/09/whats_unlawful_sexual_intercourse.html.


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