Polanski Condemned For a Crime He Admits to Committing, Must Now Tough It Out in Alpine Chalet


Swiss authorities will release film director Roman Polanski into house arrest at his luxury Alpine chalet on Friday, the government said on Wednesday.

"Polanski will be transferred to Gstaad on Friday and should be in his chalet after 1 o'clock in the afternoon," Justice Department spokesman Folco Galli said….

Polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with the girl but fled the United States on the eve of his 1978 sentencing because he believed a judge might overrule his plea and put him in jail for 50 years.

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