Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault

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Pennsylvania prosecutors say that comedian Bill Cosby has been criminally charged in connection with an incident in 2004, where a woman was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted at his Philadelphia-area mansion. Gavino Garay reports.

Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault

They are the first criminal charges to be brought against comedian Bill Cosby.

SOUNBITE) (English) ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY KEVIN STEELE, SAYING:

“Mr. Cosby is charged with aggravated indecent assault. This is a felony of the first degree. Mr. Cosby is notified of the charges and he is expected to be arraigned later this afternoon.”

The charges stem from an incident in which prosecutors say he drugged and sexually assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia-area mansion in January 2004.

They come after allegations by more than 50 women that the comedian had drugged, and in many cases, sexually assaulted them.

But they are civil cases.

Authorities say Cosby must now appear in court to be arraigned on the criminal charges.

Cosby has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing with all of his accusers.

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