Accused child rapist Roman Polanski has laid down conditions to a California judge, agreeing to come back to the United States to face his fugitive warrant only if he is guaranteed to avoid any further jail time for the rape of a 13-year-old girl, according to TMZ.
Polanski’s attorney, Harland Braun, is claiming that a judge had agreed to give Polanski a plea deal in the 1977 rape case — in which the director was accused of drugging a 13-year-old and forcing her to perform multiple sex acts — that required him to serve only 48 days in jail. Polanksi reportedly fled Europe because he had feared the judge would back out of the plea agreement.
Braun reportedly says that between the 42 days Polanski served in Los Angeles before his sentencing, which he did not attend, and his time under house arrest after he was apprehended in Switzerland in 2009, his client has now served nearly 400 days.
Polanski has Polish citizenship, and a Polish court ruled that he had already served his time under the plea deal in its rejection of an extradition request from the United States.
TMZ had previously reported that Polanski wished to visit the grave site of his late wife Sharon Tate, who was murdered by Charles Manson followers in 1969.
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