Director Roman Polanski was taken into custody by Swiss authorities this past weekend and he awaits extradition in connection with his 1977conviction in an LA court of statutory rape, the Los Angeles Times reports.
After the conviction, Polanski fled the U.S.
He had gone to Switzerland this weekend to be honored at a film festival in Zurich.
In 2008, HBO aired a documentary about the Polanski case. According to the Times report, "Polanski, now 76 and a married father of two, asked the court to throw out the entire case in December based on new allegations of prosectorial and judicial misconduct detailed in an HBO documentary last year. The L.A. district attorney’s office argued that he could not make such a request while a fugitive, and an L.A. judge earlier this year agreed. A 1997 attempt at settling the case also failed."
The HBO documentary is called "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired."