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Bill Cosby found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand




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The comic icon was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his Cheltenham home in 2004 after jurors returned a verdict just after 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bill Cosby has been convicted of all three counts of against him in his indecent assault trial.

The jury reached its decision Thursday. The panel began deliberating Wednesday around 11 a.m.
Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004. The 80-year-old former comedian faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, but would likely serve them concurrently.
The jury deliberated for more than 14 hours over two days to reach the verdict.

“The defendant is convicted of serious felony counts as an option for the court. This is somebody that has unlimited wealth. I don’t think any amount of bail can guarantee his presence,” Montgomery County District Attorney said.

“Mr Steele he has been found guilty. He has a right to be sentenced. The question is will bail be sufficient enough for him to show up. What do you have to offer this court with his passport already surrendered? What is it that your saying will occur? That he will flee?” Judge O’Neill said.

“Yes your honor.” Steele said.

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“What evidence do you have in this case in the last 2 1/2 years that he will flee?” Judge O’Neill said. Repeating, “What is your concern?”

“Flight.” Steele said. “Flight to where?” Judge O’Neill said. “He has a plane!” Steele said. “What am I supposed to do? Have a hearing on his assets? I don’t want to argue with you Mr. Steele on this. The next proceeding is his sentencing.” O’Neill said.

“I’m not going to simply lock him up!” Judge O’Neill said.

“Did you ever file a motion saying that his bail is inadequate? No! Now, finally you stand up and say the speculation that he could not appear is so high that I should raise that bail?” Judge O’Neill said. “Before he was not facing jail time, now he is.” Steele continued. “I suggest to the court that the present bail is not adequate to assure his appearance.” Steele said” “Why was it adequate to assure his appearance before?” O’Neill said.

Bill Cosby will be free until sentencing. He is not to leave his Cheltenham home without a GPS device. He remains on $1 million dollar bail.

This is a developing story.

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