Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault, Could Spend the Rest of His Life in Prison

Bill Cosby has been found guilty of all charges in his sexual assault retrial, NBC News reports.

According to NBC News, Cosby—who has faced dozens of sexual misconduct allegations spanning decades—was found guilty of three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and molesting a woman named Andrea Constand nearly 14 years ago.

The case against Cosby was centered around testimony from Constand, a former employee with Temple University women’s basketball team. In her testimony, she said that Cosby, a trustee at Temple, drugged and sexually assaulted her during a 2004 visit to his Philadelphia home to ask for career advice.

Cosby’s defense team argued that his interaction with Constand was consensual and accused her of being a con artist who simply wanted a piece of Cosby’s fortune.

Cosby’s conviction came nearly one year after a mistrial was declared in his first trial when a jury failed to reach a verdict in the case.

During the retrial, the jury of seven men and five women also heard testimony from a number of other women, including actress Janice Dickinson.

Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison for each guilty count and 30 years total, which means the ailing 80-year-old could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Cosby is out on $1 million bond until his sentencing.

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