PHILADELPHIA, PA — (06-30-21) — Bill Cosby is set to be released after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his 2019 sexual assault conviction on Wednesday. The court ruled that a “non-prosecution agreement” with a previous prosecutor should have prevented him from being charged in the case.
The 83-year-old comedian actor has served more than two years of a three-to-10 year sentence in a state prison in Montgomery County, after being convicted on charges he drugged and molested Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004.
He was recently denied parole because he refused to admit guilt or acknowledge any remorse for crimes he maintains he did not commit.
The case had a complicated history that began in 2005 when Constand first reported the alleged assault to then-Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr., who ultimately declined to file charges in the case.
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Things changed when Castor’s successors reopened the case in 2015 and charged Cosby just days before the 12-year statute of limitations was scheduled to expire.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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