Director Roman Polanski testified in court in Poland on Wednesday (25Feb15) as part of his long-running fight against extradition to the U.S. over his 1977 sex crime conviction.

American justice officials have spent years trying to bring the Rosemary's Baby moviemaker back to the U.S. so he can be punished for having unlawful sex with a minor in the 1970s.

The director fled America for Europe after pleading guilty to the charge before his sentencing in 1978 and U.S. officials have made several attempts to order him back the country.

Prosecutors in Krakow, Poland held a hearing to decide whether to take action over the latest request, and Polanski appeared in court on Wednesday to voice his opposition to extradition.

Judge Dariusz Mazur declared the court could not make a ruling on Wednesday as more time was needed to study documents which were submitted by Polanski's lawyers this week (beg23Feb15) regarding an unsuccessful attempt to extradite Polanski from Switzerland in 2010.

The next hearing is scheduled for April (15).

Under Polish law, if the court rules in favour of the extradition request, the final decision will be handed to the country's justice minister.