Bill Cosby facing felony charges of sexual assault in Pennsylvania
By: Cartera Bennett
Comedian, Bill Cosby has multiple accusations of sexual assault which lead him to face three felony charges of aggravated assault in the case that has been tied to the case in 2004, accusation in Montgomery County. The judge set his bail at $1 million and ordered him to give up his passport. After a couple of hours, Cosby went to the police station in Cheltenham Township, where he was booked per protocol. Then Cosby posted bail and left the police station. Former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, accused Cosby of slipping a mixture of pills into her wine, that caused her to be out of consciousness and left her unable to approve to sexual activity. Constand was one out of the fifty women that claim they were assaulted by Cosby, to publicly allege the sexual assault. At that time (2004) the judge didn’t charge him but now (2015/2016) when Constand came forward, other women took the opportunity to tell their story.
Now Cosby’s wife Camille wants to recuse herself from testifying to spare her husband further embarrassment. However, she was instructed on December 9 to appear in court for her deposition on January 6, 2016. Bill Cosby is facing felony charges of sexual assault in Pennsylvania, but there hasn’t been a start date to set for a trial, but if in the end convicted, he could face a maximum of 10 years in prison.
On February 16, 2016, Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill denied Cosby’s appeal to dismiss the case. Cosby remains free on a $1 million bail and faces 10 years in prison if convicted.
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