Switzerland: New rape charge against Roman Polanski, the police opens an investigation


I pleaded guilty. 'I went to jail.

According to Swiss laws, there's no statute of limitations for child sex abuse, and Swiss police have begun investigating Langer's claims. She made a decision to approach police because of another case that came to light in Los Angeles last August, according to a report in the New York Times.

According to the prosecution office in St Gallen on Wednesday, the new charges were filed last week by 61-year-old Renate Langer and the crime reportedly took place in a chalet in Gstaad in the canton of Bern in late February 1972.

That wasn't the only time, as a month later, Polanski had called her to apologise and offered her a role in his movie Che?.

She alleged that while Roman did not make any sexual advances during filming, he attacked her one night in a bedroom.

She claimed she has only now come forward with her allegations against the director as she didn't want to bring shame on her parents at a younger age.

"My mother would have had a heart attack", Langer said of not telling her parents who are now deceased. I felt ashamed and embarrassed and lost and solo'.

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Ms. Langer is the fourth woman to publicly accuse Roman of sexual assault.

Mr Polanski pleaded guilty in the US in 1977 to having unlawful sex with 13-year-old Samantha Geimer but fled the country before be could be sentenced.

Polanski's lawyer Harland Braun declined to comment on Langer's claims and stated in August that his client said "I don't know what this is is about", in regards to Robin's news conference.

And in 2010 the British actress Charlotte Lewis said she was sexually assaulted by Mr Polanski as a 16-year-old.

In a more recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Polanski addressed the accusations, saying, "As far as what I did: It's over".

However, he fled the United States before he could be sentenced and remains a fugitive. 'This had an influence on all of my life, ' said Ms Langer. I then was locked up here after this festival [in 2009]. Mr Polanski has become involved in legal problems during brief visits to Switzerland and Poland in the past. "So in the sum, I did about four or five times than what was promised to me".