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After nearly two days of deliberations, a Pennsylvania jury returned with a verdict in the retrial of Bill Cosby.
Cosby was convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 after more than a half-dozen women testified the comedian drugged and raped them.
During deliberation, the jury asked to read back Cosby’s 2005 deposition in which he admitted to giving women Quaaludes in order to have sex. They also asked to hear testimony from a defense witness who claimed Constand once talked about framing a “high-profile person.”
Cosby’s guilty verdict comes after more than 50 women accused the 80-year-old actor of assaulting them throughout the years. Assistant Montgomery County District Attorney Kristen Feden said Cosby used his fame to take advantage of women.
“He preyed on Andrea Constand the same way he preyed on all those five women,” Feden said, referring to the women who took the stand in Cosby’s trial.
In court today, many women felt vindicated by the guilty verdict.
After being found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, Cosby now faces up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine for each count.
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