Jury finds Bill Cosby guilty on all charges


By The St. Louis American

A Pennsylvania jury has found TV and comedy icon Bill Cosby guilty in a retrial of a case stemming from an aggravated indecent assault on Thursday for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004. He was found guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

According to CNN.com, Cosby stood up and yelled, “He doesn’t have a plane, you [expletive],” when prosecutors asked the judge to revoke Cosby’s bail because he is a flight risk and has a private plane.

Judge Steven O’Neill ruled that Cosby should not leave his Pennsylvania home, and that he would need to be fitted with a GPS tracking device.

The case against Cosby centered on testimony from Constand, a former employee with Temple University women’s basketball team. She testified that Cosby, who was then a trustee at Temple, drugged her and sexually assaulted her when she visited his home to ask for career advice.

Cosby’s defense team argued that their interaction was consensual– and that Constand was seeking financial gain from Cosby.

The 80-year-old comedian faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, but according to CNN, would likely serve them concurrently. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.

Information from CNN.com contributed to this report.

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