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Roman Polanski seeks to have prosecutor's testimony unsealed

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/16/2017
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 has set a hearing for Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, to address a request by Polanksi's lawyer to unseal testimony from a former prosecutor who handled the fugitive director's 1977 sexual assault case. (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 has set a hearing for Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, to address a request by Polanksi's lawyer to unseal testimony from a former prosecutor who handled the fugitive director's 1977 sexual assault case. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)

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.

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.

A hearing has been set for Feb. 24.

Celebrity website TMZ was the first to report the development Thursday.

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