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Appeals court denies Polanski’s effort to be sentenced in absentia

Apr 24, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
The 2nd District Court of Appeal rejects arguments by the director’s lawyers that a judge should sentence him to time served in his 1977 statutory rape case. Polanski is under house arrest.

Roman Polanski's bid to end his three-decades-old child sex case without returning to Los Angeles suffered a major setback this week when a state appellate court denied his latest request to be sentenced while he remains under house arrest in Switzerland.