Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault

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Today, a Pennsylvania courthouse has found Bill Cosby guilty on three accounts of sexual assault. The comedy legend has been battling allegations for quite some time and now this current chapter looks to have come to an end. According to official reports, Cosby was charged with a total of three counts with each being up to 10 years in prison.

A jury found Bill Cosby guilty Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting a young woman at his home near here 14 years ago, capping the downfall of one of the world’s best-known entertainers, and offering a measure of satisfaction to the dozens of women who for years have accused him of similar assaults against them. On the second day of its deliberations at the Montgomery County Courthouse in this town northwest of Philadelphia, the jury returned to convict Mr. Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, at the time a Temple University employee he had mentored. The three counts — penetration with lack of consent, penetration while unconscious, and penetration after administering an intoxicant — are felonies, each punishable by up to 10 years in state prison, though the sentences could be served concurrently. It was the second time a jury had considered Mr. Cosby’s fate. His first trial last summer ended with a deadlocked jury after six days of deliberations.

NY TIMES

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