Bill Cosby Found Guilty In Sexual Assault Case

Pennsylvania (Thursday, April 26, 2018) – The man once called America’s favorite dad could be heading to prison.  A jury of seven men and five women today found Comedian Bill Cosby guilty on all three counts of sexual assault after deliberating for 14 hours. Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.  The case stems from accusations where Cosby was accused of drugging and sexually violating a woman 14 years ago on a couch in his Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.

This was a retrial for Cosby.  He initially faced sexual assault charges in court last June.  But that jury could not reach a verdict after some 52 hours of deliberation, pushing the judge to declare a mistrial.  Now,  Cosby will be fitted with a GPS tracking device and must stay at home until he is sentenced.  He faces up to 30 years in prison.  Ten years for each count.

The second trial lasted for two weeks with testimony from some 25 witnesses.  Some of them cried on the stand as they recounted story after story of how Cosby attacked them while they were in drug induced stupors.  The main accuser Andrea Constand helped to lead the charge against Cosby and it was her case that triggered the criminal charges.

Cosby left the courtroom today without making a statement.  The attorney for the 80-year-old Cosby says they plan to appeal the verdict.  

 

Renee Nash


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Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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