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Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

His previous case ended in a mistrial.

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Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby has been found guilty on all three counts in his retrial for sexual assault. The actor and comedian has been accused of rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and other offenses by more than 60 women, with some of the allegations going back several decades; he has repeatedly denied the accusations against him. The charges in this trial, which was brought by Andrea Constand, were penetration with lack of consent, penetration while unconscious, and penetration after administering an intoxicant.

Cosby’s previous case ended in a mistrial on June 17 of last year, as the jurors were deadlocked. Now 80 years old and facing a maximum sentence of 30 years — 10 years for each charge — he may spend the rest of his life in prison.

Cosby is best known for producing and starring in “The Cosby Show,” a highly successful sitcom that ran from 1984 to 1992 and was the highest-rated show in the country for five years.

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