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Polanski prosecutors deny violating state laws

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Jan 22, 2010 | 4:00am EST

Polanski's defence claimed the Los Angeles County district attorney's office had broken L.A. state laws by not telling Samantha Geimer they wanted to bring him back to face a state judge.

On Thursday, the prosecution team insisted they tried to organise meetings with Geimer through her lawyer but an arrangement could not be made.

Geimer has joined the defence's pleas for the Rosemary's Baby auteur - who pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with her when she was 13 years old - to be sentenced in absentia.

That would mean a judge could rule on his sentence while he remains in Switzerland, where he is currently on house arrest. Geimer has also called for the filmmaker to be sentenced to time already served and freed.

After pleading guilty to unlawful sex with Geimer in the U.S., Polanski fled to Europe in 1978, where he remained until his arrest in Switzerland last year (09).

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