There is Celebrity Justice and there is Celebrity Justice! Swiss official Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli said that Roman Polanski can only be sentenced to two years in prison in the U.S. for having sex with a thirteen year old. Apparently that is the maximum sentence in the US for this crime. There is something very wrong when a man can rape a thirteen year old, take away her childhood and only be sentenced to two years in prison!
Meanwhile the United States has officially asked Switzerland to hand over Roman Polanski to authorities in California. The request has been forwarded to Zurich authorities, who will hold a hearing on an unspecified date to decide whether Polanski should be sent back to Los Angeles. If extradition is approved, Polanski may appeal the decision to Switzerland’s top criminal court and, theoretically, to the Federal Supreme Court. Photo: Flynet Pictures