Cosby charged with aggravated assault for 2004 incident with Andrea Constand, arrest warrant issued
Bill Cosby has been charged with aggravated indecent assault of former Temple State University employee, Andrea Constand, in relation to an incident that allegedly happened in 2004. The former entertainer had said under oath that he had a consensual sexual relationship with Constand, but following the report of sexual assault by more than 50 other women, the case was re-opened.
Bill Cosby. (People)
People Magazine reports that an arrest warrant has been issued and Cosby, formerly described as ‘America’s favourite dad’, is expected to be arraigned in court today.
In his statement to the press, the Montgomery County District Attorney-Elect Kevin Steele said, “A prosecutor’s job is to follow the evidence wherever it leads and whenever it comes to light.”
“Upon examination of all the evidence, today we are able to seek justice on behalf of the victim,” Steele added.
Meanwhile, Constand’s attorney Dolores Trioani said, “obviously we appreciate the expression of confidence in her. We’ll have to see what happens. We hope justice will be done. We will cooperate fully.”
This development charts a new course in the various investigations as the statute of limitations to charge Bill Cosby runs out in January.