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Saturday 19 August 2017

Roman Polanski sex victim to urge judge to end case against him

Roman Polanski fled to France in 1978 after admitting having unlawful sex with a minor
Roman Polanski fled to France in 1978 after admitting having unlawful sex with a minor

Roman Polanski's sex crime victim will directly appeal to a judge to end the case against him, says a lawyer for the Hollywood director .

Harland Braun said Samantha Geimer will appear on Friday in the Los Angeles Superior Court to help make the case that Polanski has served his time for the 40-year-old crime.

The Oscar-winner has been a fugitive since he fled to France in 1978 after pleading guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor.

Polanski feared the judge was going to renege on the plea agreement and send him away for more time than the six weeks he served in prison prior to sentencing.

Ms Geimer, who was 13 at the time, has long supported Polanski's bid to end the case, but has never appeared on his behalf in court.

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