Polish court to decide on Polanski's extradition on October 30

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Posted: Sep 22, 2015 7:10 AM

KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) - A Polish court said on Tuesday it would rule on a U.S. request to extradite film-maker Roman Polanski over a 1977 child sex conviction at a sitting on October 30.

The Oscar-winner pleaded guilty in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old girl during a photoshoot in Los Angeles.

Polanski served 42 days in jail after a plea bargain. He fled the United States the following year, believing the judge hearing his case could overrule the deal and put him in jail for years.

"It is the court's intention to make a decision on Roman Polanski's potential extradition at the next sitting," said Judge Dariusz Mazur at the district court in the southern city of Krakow.

(Reporting by Wojciech Zurawski; Writing by Wiktor Szary; Editing by Justyna Pawlak)