Bill Cosby to face criminal trial over sex attack claims

Bill Cosby to face criminal trial over sex attack claims

Actor Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial in the lone criminal case lodged amid dozens of accusations that he molested women.

The 78-year-old faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of violating the accuser while she was impaired, unconscious or could not give consent.

Cosby insists their sexual encounter at his home was consensual and that she never told him to stop.

He has been free on one million dollars (£683,786) bail since his December 30 arrest.

Pennsylvania District Judge Elizabeth McHugh found probable cause he was involved in a crime.

The judge heard portions of accuser Andrea Constand's police statement read in court.

The Montgomery County case is the only criminal charge facing Cosby, though he is also battling defamation, sex assault and insurance lawsuits in other states.

Cosby is due back for arraignment on July 20

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