Make Polan­ski stand trial

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Re “Polan­ski vic­tim wants the case to fi­nally end,” June 10

Film di­rec­tor Ro­man Polan­ski’s le­gal drama should not end un­til he stands trial in the United States for for drug­ging and rap­ing a 13-year-old girl — re­gard­less of the fact that his vic­tim, now 54, wants the case dropped.

If the courts al­low Polan­ski to es­cape jus­tice, that’s one thing. But he has to stand trial just like any other ac­cused rapist.

If we were to al­low Polan­ski to es­cape jus­tice, we are set­ting a dan­ger­ous prece­dent. It is not up to the vic­tim to decide whether the state should drop the charges.

Neil Snow Man­hat­tan Beach

Is this the mes­sage so­ci­ety wants to send? Do what you want with a 13year-old girl and give the guy a pass be­cause they are both older now?

Kath­leen Collins Santa Mon­ica

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