POLAN­SKI AVOIDS EX­TRA­DI­TION TO USA

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

A POL­ISH court has re­jected a re­quest to ex­tra­dite Jewish film di­rec­tor Ro­man Polan­ski to the US for hav­ing sex with a girl of 13 there in the 1970s. Judge Dar­iusz Mazur said the re­quest was “in­ad­mis­si­ble”. Prose­cu­tors can still ap­peal against the rul­ing. Polan­ski, who ad­mit­ted un­law­ful sex with a mi­nor — statu­tory rape — fled the US ahead of sen­tenc­ing in 1978.

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