By Whitney Pastorek
Updated January 06, 2010 at 12:00 PM EST
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Roman Polanski has asked to be sentenced in absentia for charges relating to a 1977 incident in which he had sex with a 13-year-old girl, according to The LA Times. Polanski is currently under house arrest at his chalet in the Swiss town of Gstaad. The judge in the case is expected to rule on the request on Jan. 22.

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