Off the hook

Two cases of sexual assault against Bill Cosby dropped due to statute of limitations

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced that Bill Cosby won’t be charged in two cases of sexual assault because prosecutors don’t believe either allegation could have resulted in charges within the statute of limitations. The first accuser, listed as Jane Doe No. 1, alleges she was raped by Cosby in 1965 when she was 17 years old, too long ago to press charges. The second accuser has been identified as Chloe Goins, who says the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in August 2008. Prosecutors say the two potential criminal offenses described by Goins would be misdemeanors and would fall outside the statute of limitations. The office looked at possible felony charges which could have been prosecutable, but deemed that evidence was insufficient to prove a felony was committed. Lawyers for both victims said their clients were disappointed. Cosby was also charged in December in Pennsylvania with three felony charges of aggravated indecent assault, but he maintains that he’s innocent of all charges that have been brought against him.

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