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Deadlocked Jury, Judge Declares Mistrial in Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

By MCNS Staff

170605-bill-cosby-court-day-1-njs-921a_4ca56531a1cd870c03497e8c9e58d4d4.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000According to NPR, on Saturday, June 17, 2017, the judge in the sexual assault case of comedian Bill Cosby has declared a mistrial. After several days of deliberations, the jury could not come to a unanimous agreement on whether Cosby drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a former employee of Temple University, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.

Prosecutors immediately said that they would retry the case.

Cosby, 79, was charged with three second-degree felony counts of aggravated indecent assault, and each count carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Cosby has subsequently drawn the ire of many in the general public as he has scheduled a number of “town hall” meetings focusing on, according to his spokeswoman, “restoring his legacy.”

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