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Breaking: Bill Cosby Found Guilty On All Counts In Sexual Assault Re-Trial

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The verdict is in, and it isn’t a good one for Bill Cosby.

On Thursday, a Montgomery County jury of seven men and five women returned a guilty verdict on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in Norristown, PA, for his January 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand.

Constand, a former Temple University employee, lost consciousness after the former Temple University employee gave her three blue pills and a sip of wine. She came to with Cosby digitally penetrating and groping her and forcing her hand on his penis. The jurors spent nearly 15 hours over two days deciding the verdict.

The fallen TV star could face up to 30 years in prison, a stiff fall from grace for the pioneering actor who’s amassed tens of millions of dollars over his career and became renowned for his wholesomeness and wisdom after appearing in The Cosby Show.

Victims of Cosby sitting in the courtroom shrieked and cried in delight after Cosby’s guilty verdict was announced, according to sources at the trial. Meanwhile, Cosby, 80, sat forward on the edge of his chair, showing little emotion.

Cosby had originally escaped guilt during a trial last year after the jury was deadlocked over five days of deliberations. His attorneys had also pursued more than a dozen court hearings and numerous attempts to get the charges dropped since he was first charged on Dec. 30, 2015.
Despite more than 50 women coming forward with sexual assault claims against Cosby, the alleged assault of Constand has been the only one contested in court. With the statute of limitations having expired for the rest of them, the fate of Cosby rested solely in the hands of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
 Judge Steven O’Neill didn’t announce a date for sentencing, but state law requires it within 100 days of a conviction.
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