Pennsylvania’s highest court overturns Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction after finding that an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.
Cosby has served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. The 83-year-old Cosby, who was once beloved as “America’s Dad,” was convicted of drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban estate.
He was charged in late 2015, when a prosecutor armed with newly unsealed evidence arrested him days before the 12-year statute of limitations expired.
Prosecutors did not immediately say if they would appeal or seek to try Cosby for a third time. His first trial ended in a jury deadlock.