Director of 'Oliver Twist' Ordered to Return to U.S. for Sentencing

January 23, 2010 02:21:18 GMT

After having sex with 13-year-old girl back in 1977 and leaving U.S. before he could be sentenced, moviemaker Roman Polanski is ordered to return to the United States.


Roman Polanski
See larger image
Photo credit: /WENN

Filmmaker Roman Polanski has lost his fight to avoid extradition to the U.S. - a Los Angeles judge has ruled he must return to be sentenced on 32 year old unlawful sex charges. Polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with 13-year-old Samantha Geimer back in 1977, but fled America a year later, before he could be sentenced.

Director of upcoming movie "The Ghost Writer" was arrested in Zurich in 2009 and has been under house arrest in Switzerland since, while his lawyers fight to free him and prevent him from being extradited, arguing the Oscar winner should be sentenced in his absence.

On Friday, January 22, a judge decided Polanski must return for sentencing. The 76 year old's legal team is expected to appeal the ruling.


 




Post Your Comments


Screen Name
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter