Calif. Court Won't Dismiss Polanski Case

Misconduct by original judge not sufficient to throw out charges
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2009 4:05 PM CST

(Newser) – A California appeals court won't drop the statutory rape case against Roman Polanski on the basis of alleged judicial misconduct. A 70-page opinion issued today acknowledged the " extremely serious allegations " the fugitive director's raised about alleged misconduct by the judge who first handled the case in 1977. Polanksi remains under house arrest in Switzerland, Reuters reports.
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