Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault

Bill Cosby
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, refused to dismiss a woman’s lawsuit against Cosby alleging he abused her at the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15-years-old. Cosby’s attorneys argued that the case should be dismissed because a former attorney for Judy Huth filed the lawsuit in December 2014 and included Cosby’s name, despite rules that the comedian shouldn’t have been identified by name in the case. (John Minchillo/Invision/AP, File)

Two people familiar with a prosecutor’s decision say Bill Cosby will be charged in the investigation of an alleged sexual assault more than a decade ago.

The two people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Montgomery County prosecutors had yet to make the announcement.

It’s the first criminal charges against Cosby over his conduct with women, which has received new scrutiny in the past year.

A former Temple University employee told police the comedian drugged and violated her at his home near Philadelphia. Prosecutors are set to announce the results of their investigation Wednesday morning.

A previous district attorney declined to charge Cosby in 2005.

The 78-year-old comedian previously said under oath that he had consensual sexual contact with the woman.

Prosecutors reopened the case as new evidence was unsealed in the woman’s related civil case and dozens of women came forward with similar accusations.

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