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Judge refuses to throw out sex assault case against Bill Cosby

Published 03/02/2016

Bill Cosby, centre, arrives for a court appearance in Norristown (AP)
Bill Cosby, centre, arrives for a court appearance in Norristown (AP)

A judge refused to throw out the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, sweeping aside claims that a previous district attorney had granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago.

Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill issued the ruling after a hard-fought two-day hearing.

The case now moves to a preliminary hearing to decide if there is enough evidence to try Cosby, 78, on charges he drugged and violated former Temple University athletic department employee Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia home in 2004.

The TV star could get up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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