Prosecutor opposes sentencing Polanski
New hearing in the case is set for Jan. 22A prosecutor has filed legal papers reiterating his opposition to sentencing fugitive movie director Roman Polanski in absentia in a 32-year-old sex case.
Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said Friday that Polanski was a fugitive and "convicted child rapist" who must not be permitted to tell the court how to proceed in the case.
The 76-year-old Polanski is under house arrest in Switzerland. He pleaded guilty to having unlawful intercourse with a 13-year-old girl and fled in 1978 when a now deceased judge indicated he was about to renege on a plea bargain and issue a harsher sentence.
Polanski recently sent a letter asking a Los Angeles judge to sentence him without making him return to the U.S.
Walgren objected to Polanski's request during a previous hearing.
Another hearing is set for Jan. 22.