Bill Cosby found guilty in sexual assault trial

bill cosbyIn this May 24, 2016, file photo, Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing, in Norristown, Pa.Associated Press/Matt Rourke

Bill Cosby was found guilty in his sexual assault retrial in a Norristown, Pennsylvania court on Thursday.

He was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The conviction could put him in prison for up to 10 years on each count.

A jury panel of seven men and five women deliberated for around 14 hours before delivering the verdict.

The 80-year-old comedian was accused of drugging and violating a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Prosecutors used Cosby's past admissions about drugs and sex as well as the testimony of five other women to help bolster accuser Andrea Constand's allegations. Cosby's lawyers argued Constand leveled false accusations against Cosby so she could sue him and extract a huge civil settlement.

It's the only criminal case to arise from allegations from more than 60 women.


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