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Prosecutor Balks at Sentencing Absent Polanski

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 06:00 PM

 

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A prosecutor has filed legal papers reiterating his opposition to sentencing fugitive movie director Roman Polanski in absentia in a 32-year-old sex case.

Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said Friday that Polanski was a fugitive and "convicted child rapist" who must not be permitted to tell the court how to proceed in the case.

The 76-year-old Polanski is under house arrest in Switzerland. He pleaded guilty to having unlawful intercourse with a 13-year-old girl and fled in 1978 when a now deceased judge indicated he was about to renege on a plea bargain and issue a harsher sentence.

Polanski recently sent a letter asking a Los Angeles judge to sentence him without making him return to the U.S.

Walgren objected to Polanski's request during a previous hearing.

Another hearing is set for Jan. 22.

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