PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that a Pennsylvania judge ruled on Wednesday to move forward with the charges against Bill Cosby, deciding not to toss out the charge of aggravated indecent assault against the actor/comedian. The charges stem from an alleged sexual assault that occurred in early 2004, in which the woman involved, Andrea Constand, alleges that she went to the comedian's home in early 2004 and he "urged her to take pills and drink wine until she was unable to move" and then sexually assaulted her. According to NBC News, "The actor's lawyers claimed that the Montgomery County District Attorney's office made a no-prosecution deal a decade ago that is still in force, but the current DA argued it wasn't a binding agreement." After a two-day hearing, the judge decided to move forward, and did not toss out the charge of aggravated indecent assault, finding that a decision made in 2005 to not charge Cosby with a crime does not stop prosecutors from putting him on trial at this time. At this time, it is unknown whether Bill Cosby's lead defense attorney will try to appeal the judge's decision. A preliminary hearing in the criminal case was set for March 8th, according to NBC News.
Dozens of women prior to the victim in this case have come forward, stating Cosby drugged and/or molested them "decades ago." Cosby is also facing lawsuits by female accusers in California and Massachusetts. Bill Cosby maintains his innocence and denies any wrongdoing.
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