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Judge to rule later in Roman Polanski sex case

FILE - This Feb. 25, 2015 file photo shows filmmaker Roman Polanski during a break in a hearing concerning a U.S. request for his extradition over 1977 charges of sex with a minor, in Krakow, Poland. Los Angeles prosecutors on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, urged a judge to reject Polanski's efforts to unseal sworn testimony in his 1977 unlawful sex with a minor case, arguing the fugitive director must return to a Los Angeles court before his request can be considered. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)

A Los Angeles judge says he will issue a written ruling about director Roman Polanski's requests to end his long-running sex abuse case.

Polanski's attorney, Harland Braun, argued Monday that Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon should give some indication of how Polanski would be sentenced if he returned to Los Angeles.


The Oscar winner remains a fugitive after he pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl and then fled on the eve of sentencing in 1989.


A prosecutor argued that Polanski is asking for special treatment and trying to dictate the terms of his sentence from afar.


Gordon gave no indication about how he would rule but said he thought Braun's allegations that previous judges had mistreated the director warranted a full hearing.

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