Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault at second trial

Comedian and comedian Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at the end of his second jury trial.

The star of the “Cosby Show” was found guilty of three counts of aggravated sexual assault; he is liable to 10 years in prison for each of the chiefs.

The jury of seven men and five women returned their verdict after a total of 14 hours of deliberations. The first trial ended last year without the jury being able to agree on a unanimous verdict.

Bill Cosby, now 80, is convicted of raping Andrea Constand, a Toronto native, in his Philadelphia suburbs residence in 2004. The accused alleged that the sexual relationship was consensual.

The verdict came at the end of two weeks of hearings, during which the prosecution called five other women who testified under oath that Bill Cosby, married for 54 years, had drugged and raped them too.

Andrea Constand, age 45, testified that Bill Cosby first gave her three small blue pills, then assaulted her without her being able to resist or even refuse.

More than 60 women claim that Bill Cosby used the same ride with them for a period of 50 years.

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