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Judge rejects Roman Polanski's bid to end sex abuse case

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/3/2017
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. A Los Angeles judge on Monday, April 3, 2017 rejected a request by Polanski to end his 40-year-old case for unlawful sex with a minor without the director's presence in court, as well as other request that would draw the case to a close. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File) © The Associated Press 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. A Los Angeles judge on Monday, April 3, 2017 rejected a request by Polanski to end his 40-year-old case for unlawful sex with a minor without the director's presence in court, as well as other request that would draw the case to a close. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has rejected Roman Polanski's bid to end his long-running underage sex abuse case without the fugitive director appearing in court.

Superior Court Judge Scott M. Gordon denied several requests to resolve the case, including sentencing that involved no more prison time.

Gordon refused to address how Polanski would be sentenced if he returned to the U.S. after 40 years abroad. The ruling says many of Polanski's requests have already been denied by other courts.

Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 and fled on the eve of sentencing after he says the judge reneged on a promise about how he would be sentenced.

Polanski's attorney, Harland Braun, said Gordon's ruling failed to address alleged misconduct by previous judges handling the case.

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