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Bill Cosby's latest appeal in Pennsylvania sexual assault case gets rejected

Pennsylvania's high court has trashed Bill Cosby's plea on a sexual assault case.

By Maricris Jose, EnStars on Apr 14, 2017 10:26 AM EDT
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Bill Cosby's plea about his sexual assault case has been trashed by Pennsylvania high court. (Photo : Michael Bryant - Pool/Getty Images)

Actor Bill Cosby has lost his latest appeal in the Pennsylvania sexual assault case ensuring that the comedian will face trial in June.

According to Reuters, Cosby's lawyers had argued that the Montgomery County prosecutors have violated his rights. The said violation happened since they refused to call his accuser, Andrea Constand, as a witness at his initial hearing way back in May 2016.

The decision to introduce her accusations through police detectives who took her statement in 2005 deprived Cosby of his right to investigate on Constand, the attorneys of the 79-year-old comedian stated.

Nevertheless, Steven O'Neill who was the judge to preside over the trial administered the case could move forward. This decision that O'Neill made has been supported by a mid-level appeals court. It was on Wednesday when the Pennsylvania high court has declined to hear Cosby's last-minute plea.

Ebony has also noted that earlier this month O'Neill has stated that the trial for the criminal sexual assault against Cosby is expected to last no more than two weeks.

It has also been mentioned that there were more than 50 women who accused Cosby of allegedly drugging and sexually abusing them but then, the comedian has denied these claims. Conversely, in the case concerning Constand, who is a Temple University employee; the accuser has stated that she was molested at his home at Philadelphia suburb.

Cosby will be facing 10 years of imprisonment if condemned on the felony assault charges. As of this moment, he is currently free on $1 million bail but he will head to trial in Montgomery County on June 5.

Meanwhile, the jury selection is slated to begin next month. It has also been mentioned by the news outlet that the jurors in Cosby's case will come from the Pittsburgh area and will be requisitioned approximately 300 miles away in Norristown.

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