Polish court to decide on Polanski’s extradition to the U.S. on 30th October

A Polish court said on Tuesday it would decide on Roman Polanski’s extradition in a hearing on 30th of October. The extradition request came from the United States over a 1977 conviction involving sexual intercourse with a minor.

Polish-French film director Polanski stands inside a coffin as he takes part in the presentation of the musical "Le Bal des Vampires" (Dance of the Vampires) at the Mogador theater in Paris

The United States requested Polanski’s extradition from Poland after he made an appearance in Warsaw in 2014. The filmmaker, who holds Polish and French citizenship, lives in Paris but also owns an apartment in Krakow.

The Oscar-winner pleaded guilty in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old girl during a photoshoot in Los Angeles. Polanski served 42 days in prison as part of a plea bargain. He fled the United States in 1978, believing the judge hearing his case could overrule the deal and put him in jail for years.

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