The case of Roman Polanski arrested and charged 33 yrs ago for sexual abuse of a 13 yr old still remains unresolved…. how come?  What he did is and always will be rape and child abuse and nothing less no matter how it’s been redressed and repackaged by his defence team and excused by his fans.  No matter what spin  is placed on it, Polanski  is a self-confessed paedophile.  To call it by any other name is an offence in its self.  ‘Statutary rape’  implies something else, it’s a term which somehow diminishes the offence . Since when did sodomising and raping a child become less than it actually is. It’s scandalous that Polanski has thus far played International legal process and has been able to live a  successful life which would not have been possible for him had he not had the advantages of his career.  Imagine for one moment that he was not a world famous producer and just a  teacher, or a bus driver!  There is no defence for his behaviour and that he has a sad history is of no significance and has no bearing on how he should be dealt with. At 44 yrs old ( his age at the time ) he fully understood that getting a child drunk and giving her sedatives before raping her was illegal as well as  immoral.

I don’t want to hear about the ridiculously named  ‘witch hunt’ of Polanski, something the mastermind created himself by running away from his crime … its irrelevant. Calling the  persual of Polanski a ‘witch hunt’  implies that he has been unjustly harassed or persecuted. Since when was the persecution of a paedophile unjustified ? And equally I don’t want the current views of the victim herself, who for some reason wants the charges against Polanski dropped, to be taken into account . She is still every much his victim now as she was then.

This man has dodged the system for 33 yrs and it’s time he was brought to justice. He has cleverly  outwitted and manipulated international legal systems and these should also be brought into account. If I get a parking ticket and fail to pay the penalty, it accrues. Why should Polanski be dealt with differently?  If Polanski  and Geimmer want closure then the only way is for Polanski to do the right thing before he kicks the bucket. He owes Geimmer that much at least.

The thought that Polanski is sitting in his chalet in Switzerland believing he is above and beyond the law makes me feel sick.

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