Bill Cosby Finally Cops 1st Sexual Assault Charge After 50+ Accusations

Just days before Pennsylvania’s 12-year statute of limitations for bringing charges would have run out, authorities have finally pounced on Bill Cosby, charging him over the alleged drugging and sexual assault of a woman 12 years ago.

It’s the first criminal case to be brought against the fallen comedy great after a flood of gross allegations shot his reputation to shit, and raised the very real possibility of his spending life behind bars.
This particular charge relates to Cosby’s alleged drugging of former Temple University employee Andrea Constand with pills and wine (he’s previously ‘fessed up to plying women he wanted to have sex with with quaaludes), before penetrating her with his fingers as she drifted in and out of consciousness.
Cosby acknowledged under oath that he’d had sexual contact with Constand in 2004, but said it was consensual; meanwhile, Constand is a lesbian and had a partner when the alleged aggravated indecent assault occurred, according to her lawyers.

Following his arraignment at a court in Pennsylvania, Cosby relinquished his passport and copped a fancy new headshot. 

His bail was set at $1 million, of which he was only required to pay 10% before being released.

If found guilty of this one charge, Cosby faces 5-10 years behind bars and a $25,000 fine (lel). 
He’s not yet entered a plea but will appear in court again for a preliminary hearing on January 16.
Source: The Australian.
Photo: Getty / Gilbert Carrasquillo.