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Poland quizzes Polanski over US extradition plea

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Poland quizzes Polanski over US extradition plea


Film-maker Roman Polanski has been questioned by Polish prosecutors in connection with a US extradition request over a 1977 sex crime conviction.

Polanski presented himself to authorities in the southern Polish city of Krakow but prosecution officials decided not to detain him.

The film-maker pleaded guilty in 1977 to having unlawful sex with 13-year-old Samantha Geimer during a champagne and drug fuelled photoshoot in Los Angeles.

At the time he spent 42 days in jail as part of a 90-day plea bargain. But he fled the country the following year, believing the judge hearing the case could overrule the deal and jail him for years.

In 2009, Polanski was arrested in the Swiss city of Zurich on a US warrant and placed under house arrest, but Swiss authorities also decided not to extradite him to the United States.

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