Polanski won't be sentenced in absentia, judge rules

roman-polanski-closeup.jpgSuperior Court Judge Peter Espinoza decided today that fugitive director Roman Polanski has to return to a Los Angeles courtroom in order to be sentenced in the 1977 sexual assault case. Polanski's attorneys had sought for him to be sentenced while he's still in Switzerland, a tactic the DA opposed. Friday's ruling could be appealed.


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