Oct 30, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Polish prosecutors have questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski after U.S. prosecutors requested they do so.
America wants Polanski to be extradited for charges going back to 1977- of having sex with a minor.
A spokeswoman for prosecutors in Krakow, where Polanski has an apartment says the filmmaker remained free – but available for further proceedings, and that prosecutors must analyze the U.S. arrest and extradition request- before they make any decisions.
Deputy Foreign Minister Rafal Trzaskowski says the charges against Polanski have expired in Poland: so there’s no grounds for an extradition.
The director of “Chinatown” and “Rosemary’s Baby” is living in Paris.
As a French citizen he is immune from U.S. justice, which he fled in 1978.
In 2010, Polanski was freed from house arrest – after Switzerland refused to extradite him.