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Bill Cosby has been discovered responsible of all costs in his sexual assault retrial, NBC Information stories.
In line with NBC Information, Cosby—who has confronted dozens of sexual misconduct allegations spanning many years—was discovered responsible of three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and molesting a girl named Andrea Constand practically 14 years in the past.
The case in opposition to Cosby was centered round testimony from Constand, a former worker with Temple College ladies’s basketball crew. In her testimony, she mentioned that Cosby, a trustee at Temple, drugged and sexually assaulted her throughout a 2004 go to to his Philadelphia house to ask for profession recommendation.
Cosby’s protection crew argued that his interplay with Constand was consensual and accused her of being a con artist who merely wished a bit of Cosby’s fortune.
Cosby’s conviction got here practically one 12 months after a mistrial was declared in his first trial when a jury failed to achieve a verdict in the case.
Throughout the retrial, the jury of seven males and 5 ladies additionally heard testimony from a quantity of different ladies, together with actress Janice Dickinson.
Cosby faces as much as 10 years in jail for every responsible rely and 30 years whole, which suggests the ailing 80-year-old might spend the relaxation of his life behind bars.