Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of Drugging And Sexual Assault, Faces 30 Years In Prison
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in a Pennsylvania sexual assault retrial, several news outlets reported Thursday.
The jury, made up of seven men and five women, took about 14 hours to deliberate. Cosby is facing up to thirty years in prison, according to CNN.
The retrial began two weeks ago, after the first trial ended in a deadlocked jury last year.
The 80-year-old entertainer, best known as the father in “The Cosby Show,” faced the same charges he did during his mistrial: drugging and assaulting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home over a decade ago. Cosby pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The retrial featured many of the same aspects as the first case — but with a few key differences. To start, the judge allowed more witnesses to testify than the first trial. Jurors heard from six women who were blocked from speaking at the last trial. They all said Cosby drugged them before sexually assaulting them.