Well -- I have a daughter who is about to turn 13, so it certainly gives me a little additional insight into what a sicko this piece of shit is. But -- not wanting to just form an opinion without at least a little of the real background, I read the grand jury testimony of the girl that Polanski raped.
Simple story: After taking photographs of her for a French edition of Vogue, he gave her champagne, part of a quaalude, took off her clothes, performed oral sex on her, had traditional sex with her, and then had anal sex with her. And yes -- she protested during this rape. Great guy.
I am sure that more details will be forthcoming regarding supposed judicial and prosecutorial misconduct. However, the fact remains that this slimeball raped a 13 year old girl and was hoping to arrange a deal so that he could walk with a slap on the wrist. When it looked like his deal was going to fall apart, he fled the U.S. to avoid sentencing, staying in France to avoid extradition.
Of course, I am a reasonable guy. I think it would be most fitting for the U.S. to grab him, send him to jail, and let him spend a little quality time behind bars with big, sex-starved guys with names like Bubba, Bull, and Moose. Heck, maybe he can even make a movie about his experiences -- once he gets that funny taste out of his mouth and he can sit down again.