Right on the verge of the expiration of a 12 year statute of limitations in Pennsylvania – a time frame that was about to expire in January – PA District Attorney brought charges against entertainer Bill Cosby, for an incident that allegedly happened at Cosby’s home in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania in 2004.
Prosecutors say the comedian urged the former Temple University employee to take pills he had and to drink wine. Kevin Steele, Montgomery County’s first assistant district attorney, says the woman was paralyzed and unable to respond to his advances – and that Cosby committed aggravated indecent assault.
Steele says recently released excerpts from Cosby’s deposition in a civil lawsuit led to the renewed investigation.
Steele says that after seeing the deposition material “reopening this case was not a question, rather it was our duty.”
Cosby’s lawyer declined to comment on the charge before the announcement. The 78-year-old comedian said under oath that he had consensual sexual contact with the woman.