Yes, and what she also fails to mention is that Poland just passed one of the strictest laws regarding statutory rape in all of Europe. From now on, any adult convicted of having consensual/non-consensual sex with a child under the age of 15 will not only be subject to a long prison sentence, but if they are released, they are to be chemically castrated!
So on the one hand the Polish government is touting how “tough” they are against sexual offenders and on the other, they are pleading for the US to let this particular sexual offender go.
The good news here is that if you look at the WashPost website, Annenbaum is getting her ass handed to her by her readership who are pointing out the faulty “logic” in her piece.
Polanski has managed to avoid dealing with this because France has refused extradition since he fled there as have some other nations over the years. He finally showed up in a place where the proper paperwork was in place and the local government agreed to cooperate.
There’s actually a great article on Salon, in response to Annenbaum’s article. The author there reminds everyone the “real” story here: Polanski raped a 13 yr old girl! (And she drives that point home, by citing the testimony of the then 13 yr old girl.) This wasn’t simply a case of consensual, yet statutory rape, it was in fact non-consensual rape and Polanski had plied the girl with drugs and champagne in order to lower her defenses before he forced himself on her. The guy even went so far as to worry about getting the girl pregnant, at which point he switched to raping her anally. (The full testimony is available on smokinggun.com)
Yea, it’s weird how France and Poland have protected this pedophile who committed atrocities that are indeed illegal in both of these countries.