The jurors conferred for two days and eventually found the 80-year-old Cosby guilty of three counts of charges. According to the state prosecution, in 2004 the actor raped a woman named Andrea Constant. Before that he allegedly gave her drugs. Protection Cosby insisted that sexual contact occurred by mutual consent of the actor and Constant.
More than 60 women made accusations of harassment against Cosby, but because of the expired statute of limitations, only the accusations from Constance reached the trial. The first jury in this case in 2017 failed to reach a conclusion about his guilt, and the case was sent for reconsideration.
Bill Cosby is known for his role in the Cosby Show, which was released in the 1980s and because of which he was nicknamed “America’s chief papa.”
The actor himself is at large in the Montgomery district of Maryland. For him, a deposit of a million dollars. The limits of the district in which he lives, he is forbidden to leave. The date of the hearing, on which the verdict will be rendered, has not yet been determined. The Associated Press notes that he may be serving time for each of the charges at the same time, and then the maximum term of imprisonment will be reduced to ten years. The court can also take into account its age in the appointment of punishment.