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Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial on felony sexual assault stemming from 2004 incident

May 24, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial on felony sexual assault stemming from 2004 incident

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A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Tuesday there is enough evidence to send Bill Cosby to trial on sexual assault charges.

Magisterial District Judge Elizabeth McHugh said that based on the evidence she is holding Cosby on all charges.

A former Temple University athletic department employee told authorities that Bill Cosby violated her sexually after giving her pills that made her dizzy and left her legs feeling “like jelly,” according to a police report read at a court hearing Tuesday. Cosby, meanwhile, claims it was consensual sexual activity.

“I told him, ‘I can’t even talk, Mr. Cosby.’ I started to panic,” Andrea Constand told police in 2005.

“I was laying on my left side with my knees bent. That is the last thing I remember… I recall Mr. Cosby’s body near mine. I was in and out.”

At some points, the testimony got explicit.

“I was aware that his hands were on my breast…and his fingers were in my vagina… His penis was erect,” she stated to police. “I don’t remember any kissing, any intercourse.”

Constand recalled to police, “Everything was blurry and dizzy. I felt nauseous.”

She said Cosby told her the pills were herbal medication. She said he also urged her to sip wine even though she said had not eaten and didn’t want to drink.

Constand was not in the courtroom Tuesday. Law enforcement officers read her statements, which is a common practice at preliminary hearings in Pennsylvania.

Cosby told police in 2005 that he had other “petting” sessions with Constand and at least once stopped kissing her breast when she asked him to.

He told police that Constand never said “no” as he put his hand down her pants and fondled her on the night in question in 2004.

The TV star known as America’s Dad could get 10 years in prison if found guilty of indecent sexual assault.

Cosby has not entered a plea since his Dec. 30 arrest. He is free on $1 million bail. His next hearing is July 20th for a formal arraignment.

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