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Bill Cosby found guilty in sexual assault trial

2018-04-26 23:28
Bill Cosby, the longtime comedian and TV legend, was convicted of sexual assault in a retrial, said reports on Thursday, April 26. Cosby, 80, best known for “The Cosby Show” in the 1980s, was convicted of drugging a friend in 2004 before assaulting her. After the conviction, he now faces a prison term of up to 10 years for three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, 45, after a three-week-long trial at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. For Cosby, who is elderly and in poor health, a 10-year-long prison term is essentially a death sentence. About 60 women have publically accused Cosby over five decades of being a sexual abuser. Due to the statute of limitation, only one charge was brought against him. “It’s a victory not just for the 62 of us who have come forward but for all survivors of sexual assault, female and male,” Cosby accuser Lily Bernard told reporters, Reuters reported. “I feel like my faith in humanity is restored.”