Entertainment Cosby loses latest appeal in Pennsylvania sexual assault case

19:11  13 april  2017
19:11  13 april  2017 Source:   Reuters

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Pennsylvania 's high court has rejected Bill Cosby 's latest appeal in his sexual assault case , ensuring the 79-year-old comedian will face trial in June. Cosby 's lawyers had argued that Montgomery County prosecutors violated his rights by refusing to call his accuser, Andrea Constand

NEW YORK Pennsylvania 's high court has rejected Bill Cosby 's latest appeal in his sexual assault case , ensuring the 79-year-old comedian will face trial in June.

By Joseph Ax

Pennsylvania's high court has rejected Bill Cosby's latest appeal in his sexual assault case, ensuring the 79-year-old comedian will face trial in June.

Cosby's lawyers had argued that Montgomery County prosecutors violated his rights by refusing to call his accuser, Andrea Constand, as a witness at his preliminary hearing in May 2016.

The decision to introduce her allegations through police detectives who took her statement in 2005 robbed Cosby of his right to cross-examine Constand, his attorneys said.

Actor Bill Cosby leaves for a lunch break during a hearing for his upcoming sexual assault trial at Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown © REUTERS/Clem Murray/Pool Actor Bill Cosby leaves for a lunch break during a hearing for his upcoming sexual assault trial at Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown

But the judge who will preside over the trial, Steven O'Neill, ruled the case could move forward, a decision that was upheld by a mid-level appeals court. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to hear Cosby's last-ditch appeal.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pennsylvania 's high court has rejected Bill Cosby 's latest appeal in his sexual assault case , ensuring the 79-year-old comedian will face trial in June.

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The case is the only criminal prosecution to result from accusations of sexual assault brought against Cosby by more than 50 women, many of which allegedly occurred decades ago. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing.

Constand has accused Cosby of drugging and then sexually assaulting her in 2004 at his home in a Philadelphia suburb.

Jury selection in the case is scheduled to begin on May 22, with the trial set for June 5.

Cosby's lawyers have unsuccessfully sought to have the charges dismissed several times since he was charged in December 2015.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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