Roman Polanski loses bid for dismissal of sexual assault conviction

December 25, 2014 5:00 AM

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Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski has lost his latest bid to dismiss a 1977 sexual assault conviction that spurred him to flee to Europe to avoid sentencing.

Last week, Polanski's legal team — which included prominent civil liberties attorney Alan M. Dershowitz — made accusations of prosecutorial and judicial misconduct in its effort to end the case.

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