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Prosecutors won't charge Polanski after molestation report

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 3017 file photo director Roman Polanski poses during a photo call prior to the screening of "Based on a true story" in Paris, France. Swiss prosecutors say they won’t pursue an investigation of Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski over allegations by a German woman that he raped her when she was a teenager 45 years ago. Prosecutors in the Swiss capital, Bern, said Wednesday Nov. 8, 2017 that the alleged crime of sexual actions with children has long since fallen under the statute of limitations, which was 15 years at the time. (AP Photo/Francois Mori,file)

Los Angeles prosecutors will not bring criminal charges against Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski after a woman said he molested her in 1975 — when she was 10 years old — because the allegations are too old.

A district attorney's office memo obtained by The Associated Press on Monday says prosecutors were declining to bring charges in the case because the statute of limitations had expired.

The 84-year-old Polanski has been a fugitive since fleeing to France in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old.

The latest allegations were reported to police in October. The woman said she was molested during a photo shoot in 1975 after Polanski had her pose nude.

Polanski's attorney, Harland Braun, has said the allegations are untrue.

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