"Justice is not only about punishment, it is about equity and consideration", Samantha Geimer said.
Polanski fled, getting the last seat on the next British Airways flight to London.
Geimer asked Gordon to consider several options in bringing the case against Mr. Polanski to a speedy conclusion.
"I implore you to consider taking action to finally bring this matter to a close as an act of mercy to myself and my family", she told USA judge Scott Gordon on Friday.
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee has argued against Polanski's requests in recent court filings. If Gordon was skeptical of Polanski's arguments, however, he was solicitous of Geimer, who flew in to testify on Polanksi's behalf.
Judge Scott Gordon called Geimer's testimony to the court "elegant and courageous", adding that "closure is something you deserve". A lawyer for Polanski says Geimer, a sex crime victim, will appeal to a judge to end the case against him. "I commend you for coming in", Gordon told her. She was 13 at the time.
During her testimony, the woman, now 53, reiterated that she had long forgiven the director for his actions and insisted Polanski has suffered enough, while she and her family would also like the opportunity to put the past firmly behind her.
"It was a commitment by the judge in the presence of the district attorney, the defense lawyer and the victim's lawyer", Braun told reporters after today's hearing. He then fled the United States, fearing a plea bargain with prosecutors would be overrulled and that he would get a lengthy prison term.
"He got arrested. I knew he was sorry the next day", she said after the hearing.
"I'm not defending his conduct, I'm trying to defend against a dishonest system", Braun said.
Swiss authorities and Polish courts have rejected requests from the U.S. to extradite him.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker has been a fugitive since he fled to France in 1978 on the eve of being sentenced for having unlawful sex with a minor.
The director of "Rosemary's Baby" and "Chinatown" was accused of drugging her when she was 13 before raping her at the house of film star Jack Nicholson in Los Angeles in 1977.
Polanski is trying to have his outstanding worldwide arrest warrant lifted.
The warrant prevented Polanski from collecting his Oscar for Best Director for his 2002 film The Pianist.
Polanski's lawyers have been fighting for years to end the case and lift an global arrest warrant that has confined the 83-year-old to France, Poland and Switzerland where he fled during the Holocaust prior to arriving in the U.S.
In December 2016 a judge in Poland also denied United States requests for extradition.
The most recent attempt to resolve matters ended in April, when a Los Angeles judge ruled that the French-Polish director could not cut a deal from overseas to return to the USA without serving more jail time. Braun had pledged that Polanski would return for a sentencing hearing if the judge determined that the director has "already done his time". Polanski spent 42 days in a California jail in 1977 and approximately 300 days in a jail in Switzerland during extradition proceedings.
The judge rejected the motion.