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Attorney on Polanski's arrest

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Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley comments on the arrest of director Roman Polanski in Switzerland. If Polanski is extradited, he will face charges in Los Angeles.

A lawyer acting for Mr Polanski said he will challenge his arrest and any attempts to extradite him to the US.

US prosecutors want Mr Polanski to return to be sentenced for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

He pleaded guilty at the time as part of a plea bargain but then fled abroad.

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