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Bill Cosby prosecutors will call 13 women to establish pattern of assault

October 31, 2016

Prosecutors in the sexual assault trial against Bill Cosby reportedly plan to call 13 women to testify against the disgraced comedian, in an effort to demonstrate that Cosby engaged in a persistent pattern of drugging and molesting women.

Over the course of five decades, prosecutors say, Cosby deployed his fame to befriend young women. He then went on to drug and sexually assault them.

Though the case against Cosby centers on only one instance of alleged sexual assault —  against Andrea Constand, in 2004 — Pennsylvania law allows witnesses to testify to a defendant’s “prior bad acts,” if said acts suggest a larger criminal pattern. To date, more than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault.

Cosby has pleaded not-guilty to the charges that have been brought against him.

Read more at Fox News.


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