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Prosecutors renew appeal for Polanski to appear in court

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Prosecutors in the 32-year-old Roman Polanski statutory rape case have renewed demands that the actor appear in court in the United States for sentencing, denying allegations that they tried to hide evidence, the AP reports. In the brief filed yesterday in L.A., the two prosecutors argued that allowing Polanski to avoid surrendering by remaining in Switzerland hurts the integrity of the judicial system. The lawyers demand that Polanski, who fled the U.S. in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, return for a court hearing in L.A.