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Bill Cosby to Stand Trial for Criminal Sex Assault, Judge Rules

Bill Cosby will stand trial for the alleged 2004 drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand, a judge ruled on Tuesday at a preliminary hearing.

Cosby appeared in court despite strenuous efforts by his attorneys to get criminal charges against him dismissed.

Cosby smiled and waved as he entered the courthouse. He briefly stumbled while walking to the courtroom. The hearing got underway around 9:40 a.m with testimony by former Montgomery County Detective Katharine Hart, who read from the statement she took from Constand in January 2005 alleging Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her.

Cosby is facing three counts of aggravated indecent assault, each of which carry a prison sentence of up to ten years. CLICK FOR MORE

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