Embattled comedy icon Bill Cosby is in more hot water today, facing new charges of sexual assault. Cosby is expected to be arraigned on a charge of “aggravated indecent assault,” which is a first degree felony.
Montgomery County Pennsylvania First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele announced the charges against Cosby, stemming from a 2004 case. The case involves a former Temple University athletic department employee, Andrea Costand, who says that Cosby attacked her in his suburban Philadelphia home. Costand was told in 2005 by former DA Bruce Caster that there was not enough evidence to bring charges against Cosby. Costand, who is now a massage therapist, living in Canada, has agreed to work with prosecutors on the case.
The 12-year statute of limitations was due to expire in less than two weeks, which is why the DA decided to move ahead with charges at this time. These charges are the latest in a string of allegations of sexual impropriety that have been dogging Cosby for some time now.
Here is Steele’s press conference, where he describes Costand’s allegations, and the charges against Cosby, via ABC News:
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