What About the Child?

Once upon the time a man in his mid-forties had the hots for a 13-year-old girl. So he gave her champagne and a sedative, then raped and sodomized her.

The man? Roman Polanski, now 76.  The voices of some now pleading for his release, for the charges against him to be dropped are despicable. 

Polanski fled the United States in 1978 after he plead guilty to having sex with a child rather than face charges that included rape and sodomy. And now I read some nitwit philosopher from France, a  Bernard-Henri Lévy said Polanski may have simply committed "some youthful error." Youthful error? He was in his forties, when exactly does youth begin in your ivory-tower no-conscience world?

Lévy is not alone. Among the names in a 100-person petition supporting Polanski are, horrifyingly enough, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese.

Polanski raped a child. I don’t care about his film-making prowess. Talent does not an innocent make. Keep him in jail, bring him back to the United States to face the charges and let justice have its say.  And who knows, maybe during the trial it will be revealed that Polanski was making an autobiographical statement when he directed Rosemary’s Baby.