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Director/Pedophile Roman Polanski Arrested!

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Director Roman Polanski was arrested and detained in Switzerland this weekend due to his 1978 conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in California.

For over 30 years, Polanski has managed to dodge police enforcement, but on Saturday, Roman's luck finally ran out.

Polanski was due to receive an honorary award at the Zurich Film Festival, but U.S. authorities made an arrest request to the Swiss Justice Ministry and he was immediately taken into custody upon his arrival in Switzerland.

The French-born director pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with then 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1978, but after an initial 42-day evaluation, Polanski fled from the U.S. and a warrant for his arrest was immediately issued.

Roman will remain in Switzerland until the extradition process is complete, which could keep Polanski in Switzerland for up to 60 days.

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195 comments to “Director/Pedophile Roman Polanski Arrested!”

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  1. LeniK says – reply to this


    Time to face the music pedo…you can't hide forever…

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    The girl he had sex with is now a grown woman and does not want him to be convicted as she stated she has moved on. She stated she wants all of this to be over.

  3. 3

    Gross. What a pig.

  4. 4

    why did it take you so long to post this!?…its so old now

  5. 5

    why the fuck did it take so long? what's the point now?

  6. 6

    Good. Too bad the victim has been brainwashed into thinking it was consensual.

  7. 7

    lock him up in the same cell as Manson now that would be somethin

  8. 8

    o.k. so robert blake can kill his wife, but this guy fucks a teenager and get arrested 30 years later????

  9. 9

    He´s a genius.

  10. 10

    It had to be heart wreanching to have you wife, Sharon Tate, butchered by the Manson Family. But Roman you're a F***en child rapest and I hope they throw away the key till you die and since you're in your 70's that won't be long a**hole

  11. 11

    This is just another in a long list of Hollywood actors, actresses, musicians, etc that think they can do anything they want. They all are in their own little world. Sleep with a 13 year old, sleep with your daughter, do drugs and brag about it. This is NOT normal behavior.

  12. 12

    Finally what? The girl has wanted to drop charges for years. She said it is harming her life. Seriously this was in 78… I know what he did was terrible, but does he really need to go to jail now?

  13. Laury says – reply to this


    Well that took you long enough…

  14. 14

    It's about time they got this guy and shame on Hollywood and and all his Movie Business friends for voiceing such outrage. No matter what the circumstances were he Raped a Child. Time to pay the piper!!!

  15. 15

    Second point if you did it once how many times did you do it to other kids and get awat with it?

  16. 16

    I hope the whole case can be settled.
    Unfortunately, it will get tied up in court and who knows when he will actually touch down in LA.

  17. 17

    It happened eons ago!!! The woman has forgiven him and has dropped all charges. Why the fuck has the Swiss government gotten involved!!!

    Amazing filmmaker!!! Genius!!! Needs to be pardoned!!!

    Perez for such a loud "colorful" gay, you sure are one conservative idiot!!!

  18. 18

    OK, this guy definitely deserves whatever sentence he receives. However, he's not a "pedophile" and saying that he is, is just plain ignorant. Pedophilia is the attraction to prepubescent children. The girl that Polanski raped whas 13 and she had definitely already hit puberty. So yeah, this guy is a rapist because he did have sex with a minor and consensual or not, it's still rape. He is not a pedophile though!

  19. 19

    I find the ignorance of most of the general public mindblowing! The fact of the matter is a CHILD was drugged and then raped! The strangest thing is that a hell of a lot of the general public seem to have the view of "oh well it doesn't count because he is a celebrity" it's insane! Whatever the circumstances the reality is child rape. What's worse are other celebrities that kiss his arse and fawn all over him to be in his films. Sometimes I think these celebrities and so called 'role models' should leave their kids with Roman and allow them to be drugged and raped at an age where there maturity levels are so low and they can be groomed and brainwashed…….. I mean if they have no problems with working with him and gush about what a 'genius director' he is then why not hey?!…………No I didn't think so right!! Hypocritical fame hungry idiots the lot of them- it really is sickening!!! Child abuse is a bigger problem than most people would like to believe or open their eyes to. All these people sticking up for him, for one second imagine that the victim was someone you loved your sister or daughter etc…… not a nice thought now is it?!

  20. 20

    HHA wtf! way to be the last one to post this! you're no longer the queen of media! more like queen of old news!

  21. 21

    The reason it is important now, as much as it ever was, is because you should not have a time limit on raping a 13 year old girl. Even victims get exhausted of fighting, so they sometimes give up. Imagine being raped and then seeing your rapist not only get away with it, but live the good life, and instead of being reviled by the film making community, you are celebrated by it and rewarded with Oscars? That doesn't give a victim much hope. The people who work with Polanski and Woody Allen should be ashamed-not rewarded. Imagine if it was your child or your sister or your mother…would it matter if it took 30 years, as long as justice was served? He is a rapist. He deserves to serve his sentence, not have it thrown out because he was a coward who ran away and hid in France for a long time….

  22. 22

    Ok start insulting Polanski!!!… He was a real pedo and karma finally got him.

  23. 23

    Re: pos[re=4352812]Re: Fifi Belle – Absolutely 1 million percent right.

  24. 24

    Doesn't matter that the victim doesn't want him prosecuted now. He was GUILTY of child rape. He should be punished for his crime. I'm glad the victim has moved on and all, but he needs to get what's due to him. Finally.

  25. 25

    I assume your "Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!' remark refers to the fact that you finally got around to purloining this story from someone else and posting it, proving yet again that you have no original skills or sense of urgency. Old story, cockroach.

  26. 26

    if this happened after his wife and unborn baby was killed by charles mansons gang, you could probably understand he was a little mentally off at that point…. sooooooooooooo whats the point in throwing him in jail now?

  27. 27

    good. even though the girl is now grown and has moved on, he commited a crime and needs to face the music. sorry old man…..GUILTY!

  28. 28

    The judge backed out of the plea deal at the last minute. Even the prosecutor says it was judicial misconduct. So Polanski flees. He paid off the victim after a civil suit with a confidential settlement. She's now married with three kids and lives happily in Hawaii. This does not serve justice. He paid for his crime, according to the plea deal that the judge strangely threw out (usually if the DA and the defense agree on the terms, it's a deal). Also, Polanski as a child barely escaped the Nazis, his family was killed, his pregnant wife was later killed by Manson. Cut the guy some slack. Justice is not served by the cowardly Swiss (who were deep up the Nazis asses themselves, back in the day).

  29. 29

    Glad you reported on this about SIX HOURS after everyone else did.

  30. 30

    Dumb pedophile—-didn't this arrogant culo know once he left France he could face extradition. Get back here and face the music sicko!!

  31. 31

    You of all people should be a little less judgemental Perez. The girl herself admitted it wasn't a rape, she wasn't a virgin at the time, and has asked that charges be dropped; this happened 30+ years ago. At least he didn't force little boys to play with his wee-wee like Michael Jackson who you are quick to forgive & forget.

  32. 32

    Así que Mario, ¿no crees que es hora de que se volvió maricón en el culo de todos los gallos de los 13 años de edad, que ha aspirado?

  33. 33

    It had to happen sooner or later.
    He obviously forgot to check if Switzerland have an extradition agreement with USA.
    He will probably get life in prison now.

  34. 34

    the girl admitted that she made the whole thing up you retards… he is innocent!

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  36. Benf says – reply to this


    he's not a pedophile, and the us government has time to waste. deal with all the criminals in your country - and god knows there are many psychos in america - before chasing them abroad. seriously, more than 30 years later. get over it. just because he's a famous and renowned director. that pisses you off!!

  37. 37

    The guy is filth! He deserves everything he gets! The fact he's avoided capture for so long is a joke!!!! I hope he rots!

  38. 38

    Re: Spencerdick – Oh please, the fact is he is a PEDO. He admitted it. He said "all men like young underage girls". They are using him as an example which is good. Doesn't matter if you are an award-winning director or if you survived the Nazis or if your pregnant wife was murdered. Doesn't give you the right to rape children.

  39. 39

    Re: Benf – He IS a pedo. He admitted to it. He said "all men like young underage girls. It's normal."

  40. 40

    what i want to know is how the us government convinced the usually impartial swiss gov to turn him over.

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    Re: misstam – That's a GREAT ARGUMENT. Let's free all the criminals but ONLY IF they have experienced tragedy. You're such an airhead…don't you realize everything he has been through is IRRELEVANT? It doesn't change the fact that he raped a child. He raped a child. His wife was murdered AND HE STILL RAPED A CHILD. It does't change that fact. How stupid are you?

  42. 42

    Samantha Geimer slept with many people from Hollywood. She was kind of exclusive prostitute and pretended older woman.

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    Re: BUTCH8844 – I completely agree Butch.

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    Re: chelsea07 – The correct term is "pederast". Still against the law as you point out.

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    Re: chelsea07 – What is ignorant is your comment. Were you around in '78 to see this girl and verify she had gone through puberty?
    I don't get the point of your comment in the first place, because you think he is "just a rapist, and had sex with a minor" - it's somewhat more "acceptable" than him being a pedophile and a rapist? So your opinion would change if the girl was 12 or 11? Just trying to understand your logic…
    And btw, the legal definition of a pedophile is someone that has a sexual interest towards children 13 years of age or younger.

    Polanski was initially charged with rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and furnishing a controlled substance (methaqualone) to a minor. These charges were dismissed under the terms of his plea bargain, and he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

  46. 46

    Why do grown men want to have sex with children? Or anyone significantly younger than they are? Yeah, youth is celebrated but please move past the physical. You are CREEPY and PREDATORY!!!

  47. 47

    Re: poshbabygia
    Thank God you did not create the law. Criminal behaviour is punishable, regardless of opinions and desires. If someone who raped your 13 year old child lived next door to you, would you really be okay if your child said, "I don't want him to be convicted"??? No, you'd be up in arms about it. Now shut the fuck up.

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    Re: _______ – Think of someone raping/murdering your child and escaping the law for decades. You'd see THE POINT real quick.

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    In 1977, Polanski, then aged 44, became embroiled in a scandal involving 13-year-old Samantha Gailey (now known as Samantha Geimer). It ultimately led to Polanski's guilty plea to the charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.[25]
    According to Geimer, Polanski asked Geimer's mother if he could photograph the girl for the French edition of Vogue, which Polanski had been invited to guest-edit. Her mother allowed a private photo shoot. According to Geimer in a 2003 interview, "Everything was going fine; then he asked me to change, well, in front of him." She added, "It didn't feel right, and I didn't want to go back to the second shoot."

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    Geimer later agreed to a second session, which took place on March 10, 1977 at the Mulholland area home of actor Jack Nicholson in Los Angeles. "We did photos with me drinking champagne," Geimer says. "Toward the end it got a little scary, and I realized he had other intentions and I knew I was not where I should be. I just didn't quite know how to get myself out of there." She recalled in a 2003 interview that she began to feel uncomfortable after he asked her to lie down on a bed, and how she attempted to resist. "I said, ‘No, no. I don’t want to go in there. No, I don’t want to do this. No!", and then I didn’t know what else to do,” she stated.[26]
    Geimer testified that Polanski performed various sexual acts on her, including oral sex, vaginal intercourse, and forcible anal rape.[27][28][29] after giving her a combination of champagne and quaaludes, a sedative drug.[30

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    Re: Amsterdamgirl – You're absolutely correct. They found nothing on MJ and the searched and searched. Polanski was obviously guilty and even admitted it. He said "all men like young underage girls. All men want to have sex with young underage girls. It's normal".
    How some people can call him "not a pedo" is beyond me.

  53. 53

    Re: misscheriamor – Think of somone harming your child. Does it matter when they get caught? Or that justice is served?

  54. 54

    Re: _Andre_ – Yup, that's what happens to abused kids. They become promiscuous.

  55. 55

    you can say all you want but please, think before you write.
    Roman Polanski is a very talented artist.
    What he did with that poor girl was of course unacceptable, but also the way he was treated by the american judge and the whole way of treating his case through all of the time was - and actually - still is just a shame for the USA which proudly talk about justice.
    I'm not saying, he should not be judged - he simply deserves a *proper* judgment!
    Besides- why now? what happened between Switzerland & USA, that they decided to arrest him right now? He had a house in Switzerland for quite some time, so from rational point of view this looks really ridiculous.

    PS. Samantha Geimer didn't have a good reputation at that time. She was swinged around the hollywood by her mother. And now, she also wants for him to be free from the verdict.

  56. 56

    Oh, and forgot - his wife & friends were murdered in '69, he committed the crime in '78. Polanski obviously had still some problems over accepting the way life treated him. Not mentioning his whole life, from childhood…

  57. 57

    is he the same guy that was married to shannon tate

  58. 58

    I think you should pull your nose out of this Perez! Obviously Polanski is a respected director, someone who people can work with in light of what he did. He finally has a family now, and that once that was stripped away from him in 1969 when his wife and child were BRUTALLY murdered! His mother died in Auschwitz for Christ's sake! He seems very ashamed of what he did, ashamed enough to hide for thirty years. Yes, what he did was wrong, but cut the guy a break ok? After all Perez, we've cut you a break a few times as well with you're false accusations and all. These situations aren't the same, but it all evolves around forgiveness!

  59. 59

    This was on the news early this morning…way to go, SCOOP!

  60. 60

    bullshit, this is American propaganda at its worst, looks like Osama is safe for the next 30 years if this is any indication of the US's ability to "capture" people, theyre rehashing this when the girl doesnt even give shit anymore, shes even said she talked to him and he apologized and she accepted

  61. 61

    YES!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!! Thank God!!!

  62. 62

    i don't get this idea that because he's talented, that it's ok that he rapes a little child. so basically as long as you are a gifted musician, writer, director ect it's ok to have kiddy sex?

  63. 63

    Re: misstam

    Wow - I can't believe the people here somehow using his wife's death as some sort of excuse for drugging and raping at 13 year old girl. Are you fucking serious???

  64. 64

    and some of the people on here might no be so quick to excuse his behaviour if it was their sister or daughter that he molested

  65. 65

    Celebrities are idiots who deserve all the ridicule they get, and more. And trust me, none of them give a fuck about you ha ha.

  66. 66

    CHECK YOUR FACTS IDIOTS! This "innocent girl" pretended to be 16 which was the legal age of consent. THIS is why she doesnt want charges. Concensual. she should have been charged for being missleading if anything

  67. 67

    doesn't matter if his victim is all grown up and "over it". he committed a crime and he needs to be tried for it. i don't give a f**k that he may be a "genius" film maker (i loved 'the piano'), the fact is he had intercourse with a child… that is child abuse and a crime. he needs to be tried for that crime just like we would expect any other pedophile to do so. glad he was arrested.

  68. 68

    i think he was arrested because he is famous and there is a spotlight on him. he shouldnt have ran. that sets a bad example to people waiting for court. if you run, you will get caught!!!

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    Roman Polanski was a POLISH born director!

  70. hales says – reply to this


    not a pedophile, and he's had a rough life perez, as if you don't know that. The man has had more loss in his life than most people can even imagine. Just leave the man alone.

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    Re: azulle – my bad… i meant the pianist. but i liked the piano too. :p

  72. 72

    better late than never! as with oj..

  73. 73

    If Roman is going down for the count on this one, then so should this girls mother.It was her who pimped her out to Roman and Jack Nicholson so that they could have alittle play thing in the hottub.The girl stated in many interviews she wishes the whole thing would be dropped.

  74. licq says – reply to this


    nice one.

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    Re: TGreenaway – I'm not quite understanding your reasoning. It wasn't rape b/c the girl "wasn't a virgin at the time"? Are you fucking kidding me?

  76. 76

    This is so stupid. Thanks LA county for wasting your time.

  77. 77

    He drugged and raped an unconscious 13-year-old child. He did not "have sex with an underage girl". And yes, the woman is sick of having her privacy disrupted. He needs to be brought to justice, but it's just WRONG that her name is being splashed all over the news media. Why doesn't the media protect victims?

  78. 78

    Is it wrong for a rich and successful man to have a sugar baby? is it right that he falls in love with a handsome and charming girl? It's human nature for him to want a younger and more attractive partner. NOW crazy time!!!!

  79. 79

    Perez, do your homework on this one, please. The girl involved in this case was pimped to Polanski BY HER OWN MOTHER. This in no way excuses Polanski, but it might help put this into perspective. Polanski has paid a HUGE amount of out-of-court settlement to the girl and his whoremaster mother. He has been pursued FOR DECADES, and has NEVER repeated this offense. ENOUGH!

  80. 80

    you're all idiots. do a little rucking research about the story, don't go by what Perez reports.

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    Re: italianvenus – My point was that the man shouldn't be called a pedophile. The more correct term is rapist. I wasn't saying that it made him any less of a criminal, just that he wasn't a pedophile.

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    Re: linnea – Gee don't you sound like a self-important retard? Since when is a 13 year old girl NOT an underage girl? What planet are you from? Idiot.

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    Re: Misspoodelle – never repeated this offense…that we know of. Besides, if he did indeed pay a settlement and served his jail time, then why are they still after him? From what I gather he pled to a lesser known charge but fled the country so he didn't have to serve jail time. That's why they are after him. It's NOT "enough".

  84. 84

    Yes but since the victim and the star eyewitness appealed to the court to drop the case, I don't think it's going to end up in court. If SHE'S wanting it to be done, then you have to respect her wishes as the victim don't you?

  85. 85

    "Finally!", proclaims Perez Hilton, as if he cares.
    It might actually be convincing if he didn't spend half of his time lusting after Taylor Lautner, who is a minor.
    Oh well, once he turns 18, there is always Zack and Cody.

  86. 86

    Re: echo_feller – So people who make good movies should be allowed to rape kids? How morally ambiguous are you?

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    Re: italianvenus

    This is typical American chauvinism. Try to see it from his perspective - he's from France, and the culture is different there. Age of consent is 15 in France, 13 in Spain, but I bet no one even really cares that much. In france, a love-child has the right to the property of his/her parents. America is just very immature when it comes to sex, and thinks that sex is demonic for some reason. It's just sex, it's not like he killed someone.

  88. 88

    I'm so tired of these gossip blogs and their completely uneducated exclamations of "FINALLY!". Polanski pled guilty to statutory rape and DID HIS TIME, complete with a psychiatric evaluation. AFTER HE WAS RELEASED, the Judge decided to reneg on the plea bargain, Polanski, fearing even more jail time, fled to France.

  89. 89

    Vive Roman Polanski!! I hope he'll be free really soon.
    He's just a Genius, we need him here (Paris)

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    Re: iustas – It's not "just sex" to a child. To follow your logic, then sex with a child of 5 is also "just sex" right? Unbelievable.
    As for France and Spain, I don't know what their age of consent is, but he didn't rape the girl in France and he didn't rape the girl in Spain. You get what I'm saying? Hell in some middle eastern countries I'm sure the age of consent is 5 years old and if the child cries it's okay to behead her. Your reasoning is just silly and stupid. You need to grow up and educate yourself.

  91. 91

    This is REDUNK. You all are the brainwashed idiots. If you're going to talk shiz better learn the facts before you look the fool. 1.) Throw him in with Manson? Shame on you. If someone ripped your wife's preggo womb and ripped out your unborn child I'm sure you all would be a-okay with that? Too bad he committed suicide. 2.) He pleaded GUILTY. AND SERVED JAIL TIME. What's happening now is UNLAWFUL. The judge changed his penalty AFTER he had served time. 3.) The biddie consented :) This is the 70's we're talking about, flower power and peace signs galore. There were kids doing it younger than that. She wasn't raped, wasn't drugged either, she wasn't forced- so please chill out on the "pedo". This ain't a Lolita makeover. He isn't a rapist. 4.) Biddie is full grown! She wants nothing to do with this! DAMN! 5.) Polanski went through a lot of shiz and is a cinematic genius. He wasn't trying to hype up his image, he wasn't trying to get away with anything. He pled guilty and did the time!
    6.) WHY THE HELL DID THE USA WANT TO DO THIS NOW? GOD FORBID WE HAVE BIGGER FISH TO CATCH? What, did he miss some of his taxes or something? SERIOUSLY.

  92. 92

    yesterday's breaking news. why are you so slow?

  93. 93

    OKay clearly no one here knows the whole story.
    1. He always has (and the victim agrees) that there was no sex. It was just nude pics. Is that still wrong? Yes. Is it forgiveable? Yes. Not because he is a genius filmmaker but because she had told him she was 18. Have you seen pictures? She looked it.
    2. He did NOT drug her (she has never claimed that, her mom and her lawyer did. Her mom was just in denial that her 13 year old was a slut).
    3. The "victim" NEVER wanted charges brought up. She knew SHE was in the wrong. It was her family and lawyers who wanted it
    4. The judge was crooked. There were deals made but the public was outraged SO the judge brought both lawyers into his chambers and said "sure I'll honour the original deal but I have to give him some jail time. On the stand I'll say 90 days but he'll only serve 30, just trust me". Would you trust that? No! THAT is why he fled!!

  94. 94

    Not because he is a "coward" but because he had a crooked judge and, for all he knew, the judge would've given him 10 years (which is what was considered at one point). NO ONE involved in the case wanted that. Even the DA thought that was too strong of a sentence for someone who didn't know they were committing a crime (remember she said she was 18 to him).
    I would've fled too if I were in that situation. I think a lot of people would have.
    A few years back a judge in LA offered to drop the sentences imposed if Polanski returned. He was going to until the judge wanted to allow TV cameras in the room (clearly wanting his/her 15 min of fame) and he refused. The victim didn't want TV cameras there and neither did he so he refused to come back.
    This is crap from start to finish and NOT just because he's a celebrity. (trust me I hate celebrity justice. I mean community service for beating up your girlfriend *cough chris brown cough*…it's crap. But this is NOT celebrity justice. It's a fucked up case from start to finish.

    Before you go off calling him a pedo and a rapist maybe you should learn the real facts behind the case, and not the rumours that have swirled for 30 years.

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  96. 96

    haha..that's what happens when you "diddle" children !

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    Re: eyewonder
    Correct. POLSKA REPRESENTTTT! However, he calls France home.

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    Polanski neverRe: Misspoodelle – Polanski never repeated the offense?!? Months after the incident, he started to have a very public relationship with a 15 year old Natassja Kinski. Last time I checked, 15 years old is still a minor. Who knows how many children he slept with as an adult. Even his friends have said that Ms. Geimer's mother should have known he was going to try to sleep with her daughter because his preferences for underage girls were well known among their friends.

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    oh and btw guys, he was born in france. His parents took him to Poland when he was little. He escaped a jewish ghetto before they were taken to Aushwitz. His mom was taken there and died there.
    Point is, if he is polish it is by immigration and not birth.

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