Judge to determine if Polanski's child rape case will end

Roman Polanski wants 1977 rape case over, attorney tells LA judge

But Los Angeles County authorities say that director Roman Polanski, who fled to Europe after being convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977, is not free to return to his American home without talking to them first.

Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor but fled Los Angeles on the eve of sentencing in 1989. He spent around 300 days on house arrest in Switzerland due to the rape charges, after being granted permission to remain in the country.

Samantha Geimer, the victim of the rape, said she doesn't think Polanski should return to jail.

"I'm not surprised that he left under those circumstances", Gunson told the interviewer. But Judge Gordon, as he took the latest arguments under submission on Monday, advised the parties On Monday, Judge Gordon took the matter under submission, and counseled the parties to "keep conferring, as I know they have". "And he's admitted what he did".

Hanisee wrote in a filing to the court that Polanski "wants answers - but will only show up if he likes the answers". The judge allegedly suggested he would renege on a plea bargain offered to the director, during a private conversation.

The Los Angeles county district attorney's office objected to the request, saying it fell into a pattern of Polanski asking for special treatment. One step and you're on your way. "Does she not recall that he fled because he had been twice lied to by this court?"

Polanski, now 82, has been forgiven by the young teenager he reportedly plied with champagne and forced himself upon. According to prosecutors, Larry P. Fidler, the judge overseeing the case at that time, said that if Polanski returned to L.A. he wouldn't have to serve more time.

Prosecutors want Polanski to return to the USA before the case can be resolved, arguing that the 83-year-old Academy Award victor is "once again trying to dictate the terms of his return without risk to himself". All of which refused requests to extradite him back to America.

Braun wrote that Polanski is asking the court to "keep its promise of 90 days or less" and accept the district attorney's representation to a Swiss court that Polanski has credit for 335 days already served, or to sentence him in absentia - without Polanski appearing in court - to the 335 days he has already served. Braun contends a 200-page Polish court decision handed down in 2015, in the Roman Polanski rape case questioned both the "honesty" and "integrity" of the multiple judges who were involved in the once worldwide headline-making criminal case. The request was denied by judges who previously were assigned to the case, but upheld by a California appellate court based upon the fact the wealthy celebrity remains a fugitive. He said the various approaches aimed to get enough of an assurance for Polanski to return to the United States, hopefully without the need to arrest the director.

A hearing is scheduled for Monday, and Polanski's representation are now requesting he be tried in absentia.



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