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Polish Court Will Not Extradite Roman Polanski To The US

A Polish court has decided not to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the U.S. over a 1977 child sex crime.

By Ben Lawson | October 30, 2015

Polish court has decided not to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the U.S. over a 1977 child sex crime. 

In a plea deal, Polanski admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot in Los Angeles. However, Polanski fled the U.S. before sentencing, fearing a lengthy jail term. (Video via NBC)

The 82-year-old has citizenship in Poland and France, the latter of which does not extradite its own citizens. Polanski was working on a project in Poland when he was questioned by authorities and agreed to comply with Polish courts. (Video via The Criterion Collection)

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Polanski won an Oscar for his 2002 film "The Pianist" and is considered one of Poland's greatest living artists.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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