A California appeals court has dismissed a bid by Roman Polanski, pictured in 2008, to be tried in absentia for his child sex case, clearing the way for the director to be extradited to the United States.(AFP/File/Abdelhak Senna)AFP – A California appeals court has quashed a bid by Roman Polanski to be tried in absentia for his child sex case, clearing the way for the director to be extradited back to the United States.