LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski’s attorney has asked a Los Angeles judge to unseal testimony given by a former prosecutor who handled the fugitive director’s long-running sexual assault case.
Polanski’s attorney Harland Braun wrote a letter filed Feb. 10 seeking to unseal testimony given in 2010 by a former prosecutor handling Polanski’s case. Braun’s letter states the testimony is crucial to attempting to resolve Polanski’s case.READ MORE: Children's Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $8.3 Million Grant To Study Long COVID In Children, Young Adults
Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl and fled the United States in 1978 on the eve of sentencing.
He has alleged that he was mistreated by a judge and prosecutors, but subsequent judges have ruled the Oscar winner must return to Los Angeles for the case to be resolved.READ MORE: Student Stabbed At Miguel Contreras Learning Complex In Westlake
A hearing has been set for Feb. 24.
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