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Judge: Roman Polanski Must Return to the U.S.

1/22/2010 7:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Roman PolanskiA Los Angeles judge has ruled Roman Polanski must return to the United States for sentencing in his sex case -- but that doesn't mean he'll be hopping on a plane any time soon.

Roman's attorneys are likely to appeal the decision by claiming the 76-year-old doesn't need to be in court to be sentenced.

Roman is currently fighting extradition while under house arrest in Switzerland -- and is awaiting a decision by Swiss courts on whether or not he'll have to make a return to the U.S.

Roman pled guilty in 1978 to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl, but fled to France before he could be sentenced.

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Walter    

It is about time that Polanski learned that there is someone more powerful than he.

1680 days ago
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ntvnat    

Ah, leave RoPo alone. Even his victim and her family have forgiven him. You seem to give R. Kelly a free pass.

1680 days ago
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pink floyd    

lock the prick up and throw away the key.. f'n skin hound.

1680 days ago
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Michael    

Polański is cool I don't know what you want from him :d

1680 days ago
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Pierce Aero    

I knew Samantha. She played in the same park, in the Sunland area, where the Manson Family had played years before. We were kids from the same neighborhood. She was a gifted attractive girl. She used to look up to me. Okay, so I was climbing trees at the time, but you get what I'm sayin'. This is all true. She could have had a chance. Now she will always be famous for this. Losing your dreams can be a worse thing to add on to what already happened to her. She was at least on par with Linda Blair, talent wise. Too sad.

1680 days ago
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juniper    

he sure will be going down the "yellow brick road" when he gets here, in his hollywood prison pj's.

1680 days ago
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B. Witch    

He is a child rapist who thinks he's above the law. REAL JUSTICE would have given him the death penalty. I hope he spends the rest of his miserable life behind bars where he belongs. Anyone defending him is just as despicable and immoral as he is.

B. Witch

1680 days ago
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I BE DARNELL    

YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN NOT HIDE....PAY BACK IS OFTEN A BITCH.....YOU LIVED A CHARMED LIFE FOR SOMETIME ON THE RUN , TIME TO PAY THE PIPER , MR. P.

1680 days ago
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Dr.Ghulam Shabbir Rana    

No body is beyond law.I think eevery cruel and corrupt person should be prosecuted.Dr.Asif Iqbal Khan former V.C of G.C University Faisalabad(2002-2006)was involved in similar case of seduction.A poor and helpless girl student was ruined by this beast but alas nobody was there to hear her cry in the forest in which law of forest was imposed.Governor and chancellor saved a criminal.It is a good sign that in civilized society justice is provided to oppressed people.Every criminal should be prepared to face the consequences of his misdeeds .Time is not a factor.By the passage of time crime a crime committed against humanity does not come to an end.It is a fine example of justice .Criminals should defend themselves in the court of law.

1680 days ago
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Michael    

Quote:
"Anyone defending him is just as despicable and immoral as he is."

LOL, that you maybe don't like Poland doesn't mean that you can think everybody from this land is doing sex with 13-years-old girls. If you don't know this case closely you shouldn't say alike.

1680 days ago
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DollarBill    

Hollyweird will welcome Roman with gaping orifices, the old charges will be dropped and reinstated with charges Roman arranged the murder of his wife and unborn while he was philandering in Europe. His current wife will take the stand and testify that Roman is indeed the Antichrist and has a basement of underage girls at the Chateau and that his perversions have worsened over the decades. The Pope will excommunicate him. The Aryan Brotherhood will make him Sargent at Arms. Arnie will give him a pardon. Roman will pay taxes in a gesture of gratitude.... Same stuff, different century!

1680 days ago
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king    

Even the bible teaches forgiveness. Some of you people should practice what you preach.

1680 days ago
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Robyn    

He's a pig and so is anyone who takes up for him. HE MOLESTED A CHILD. SICK PERVERT! What if it was your kid?

1680 days ago
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LA    

Forgiveness my ASS. you get forgiveness when you do your time and make up for what you've done. He has been running like the weak RAPIST pig he is and probably knows that he will get his when they put him in general population...Regardless whether the victim forgave him or not, if I have a 13 year old and he is around...is HE/she safe??
Can you tell me if he ever had any sex offender treatment??
Now I'm not saying that everyone who goes thru treatment is safe to be around and they are never "cured" but seriously, the guy didn't even do the time for doing the crime..he RAN AWAY WHEN HE GOT CAUGHT..who knows HOW many victimes the pig has...and R. Kelly is a rapist, too.

1680 days ago
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Sig    

"If you commit the crime, you must do the time." Forgiveness and Justice are not the same thing. Sure, he can and should be forgiven, but he still has to go through the legal process of rectifying what he's done. There are consequences for our actions--a price to be paid.

1680 days ago
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