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Monday, September 28, 2009

Director Roman Polanski arrested

After avoiding the sex charges and fleeing the United States in 1978, Director Roman Polanski was finally arrested during his entry in Switzerland to attend the Zurich Film Festival.

Polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 but then fled the United States before he could be sentenced.

According to Apnews, "The Swiss statement said Polanski was in "provisional detention for extradition," but added he would not be transferred to U.S. authorities until all proceedings are completed. Polanski can contest his detention and any extradition decision in the Swiss courts, it said."

Zurich Film Festival is set to honor Polanski for lifetime achievement award.

[Photo courtesy by by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images]

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