Roman Polanski's lawyer says the director should not face more prison time in 1977 sexual assault case

LOS ANGELES TIMES | on Mon, Mar 20, 3:35 PM

Another chapter in the twisting legal saga of director Roman Polanski unfolded in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Monday morning as a defense attorney argued that the director should be allowed to return to the U.S. and be sentenced to time served decades after pleading guilty to having sex with a minor in the spring of 1977.Attorney Harland Braun said Monday that Polanski, who would have faced a maximum of 12 months in prison for the crime under the penal code as it was written in the 1970s...

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