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 مرور 45 عاماً على قضية الاعتداء الجنسي المتهم فيها بولانسكي infographic
Graphic shows timeline of Roman Polanski’s 45-year-old teen s ex abuse case
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مرور 45 عاماً على قضية الاعتداء الجنسي المتهم فيها بولانسكي

By Duncan Mil

July 19, 2022 - ذكرت وكالة أسوشيتد برس أن قاضٍ أميركي أخبر المحامين سراً أنه سيتراجع عن صفقة الإقرار بالذنب وسيسجن المخرج السينمائي رومان بولانسكي بعد أن أقر بأنه مذنب بممارسة الجنس غير القانوني مع قاصرة في العام 1977.

A newly unsealed court transcript appears to support claims that Judge Laurence Rittenband, who oversaw Roman Polanski’s case, broke promises related to the film director’s sentencing. Polanski admitted having sex with a 13-year-old in 1977 in a plea bargain.

The transcript comes from closed-door testimony given by former Deputy District Attorney Roger Gunson in 2010 about the conduct of the now-deceased Judge Rittenband.

According to Gunson, Rittenband told him and Polanski’s lawyer that the filmmaker would get a longer sentence than promised. Polanski fled the U.S. to Europe, making him a fugitive from justice for the past 44 years.

“The judge had promised him on two occasions… something that he reneged on,” Gunson said, referring to a promise to limit Polanski’s sentence to a brief stay in prison for a psychiatric examination. “So it wasn’t surprising to me that, when he was told he was going to be sent off to state prison… that he could not or would not trust the judge,” said Gunson.

Polanski pleaded guilty in 1977 to a count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. Rittenband ordered him to Chino State Prison for a psychiatric examination before sentencing him. The review recommended probation.

The office of the Los Angeles County district attorney has said it will reexamine the case with “fresh eyes” now that the Gunson transcript has been released and has also mentioned obtaining “closure” for Samantha Geimer, the victim in the case, who has called it a “40-year-sentence” imposed on both her and
Polanski.

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PUBLISHED: 19/07/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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