Bill Cosby Charged with Sexual Assault
Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault stemming from an incident that took place 12 years ago.
Cosby was charged Wednesday in Pennsylvania with one count of aggravated indecent assault, a second-degree felony.
Cosby is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his home outside of Philadelphia in 2004.
Prosecutors say he urged the woman, a former Temple University employee, to take pills and to drink wine.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele says the woman was paralyzed and unable to respond to his advances, and that Cosby committed aggravated indecent assault.
Cosby maintains that he had consensual sexual contact with the woman.
Prosecutors reopened the case as new evidence evidence as unsealed in the woman’s related civil case and dozens of women came forward with similar accusations.
The move comes after prosecutors declined to charge Cosby back in 2005.