Festival Says Director Polanski In Swiss Custody

ZURICH -- Organizers of the Zurich Film Festival say director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody on a 31-year-old U.S. arrest warrant.

The organizers say Polanski was detained by police Saturday.

Zurich police couldn't immediately confirm the information.

The festival said in a statement Sunday that Polanski traveled to Switzerland to receive an award for his lifetime of work as a director.

They said he was arrested in relation to a 1978 U.S. request, without specifying.

Polanski fled the United States in 1978, a year after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2009 at 02:04 PM
    This guy is bad as Michael Jackson and O.J.Simpson.Your Past will almost always catch with you no matter how far you go.
  • by Mom Location: NC on Sep 27, 2009 at 10:26 AM
    FINALLY! That child molester is going to be held accountable!!! I wonder how many other children's lives he has ruined while running from the US for 31 years?! See Hollywood, you and your buddy PolanSCUM don't always get away with your crimes!!!

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