Bill Cosby Guilty on All Charges

Bill Cosby Guilty on All Charges

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FILE PHOTO - Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the second day of hearings at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Ed Hille/Pool/File Photo

Comedian Bill Cosby has been convicted of drugging and raping a woman 14 years ago.

The jury returned the unanimous verdict in its second day of deliberation.

Cosby, 80, now faces up to 30 years in prison. Each of the three counts is a felony punishable by up to 10 years of incarceration, though the sentences could be served concurrently.

Andrea Constand, now 45, is one of more than 30 women who have accused Cosby of some form of sexual assault, but the only victim so far to take her case through a criminal trial. The comedian, long beloved as a paternal figure who starred in “The Cosby Show” in the 1980s and 90s, has recently admitted to decades of philandering and even using drugs to ply women for sex, though he has maintained that he broke no laws.

This is the second trial for the same offense; a jury last summer failed to reach a verdict. Cosby still faces a number of civil lawsuits brought by other alleged victims.

 

Written by Madison365 staff

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