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Judge denies motion to dismiss case against Polanski

LOS ANGELES — A judge Aug. 18 rejected a request to dismiss Roman Polanski’s 1977 unlawful sexual intercourse case involving a 13-year-old girl, finding the famed film director “stands as a fugitive” after fleeing from the United States in the late 1970s before his sentencing. In a 10-page ruling, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott…

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Polanski’s attorney asks judge to sentence client in absentia

LOS ANGELES — Roman Polanski’s attorney said April 25 he will again ask a judge to sentence the Oscar-winning fugitive filmmaker in absentia in connection with his 1977 guilty plea to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. “We’ll make another motion for him to be sentenced in absentia,” Polanski’s attorney, Harland Braun, told reporters…

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