"LOS ANGELES – A surprise arrest at the Zurich airport, detention at the hands of Swiss authorities, and a high-profile extradition process that could take weeks or months. The irony is that for Roman Polanski, the acclaimed director accused of child rape three decades ago, this latest ordeal could lead to the one thing he's lacked since: his freedom." - AP article, via Yahoo!
Seriously? In what way has he lacked freedom? He fled the country prior to sentencing. For the last 30-odd years, he's been able to go anywhere he wants within France, and apparently all over Europe. This wasn't a statutory rape situation, either. He took naked pictures of a 13 year-old girl, lured her back to this guy's house, drugged her, and raped her after she passed out.
Apparently many people are willing to look the other way, because he's a talented director. Well, Michael Vick, O.J. Simpson, and hell, even Bernie Madoff were pretty good at what they did, too. They all served time. And none of them were admitted child rapists, either.