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'Filled with awe', says Bill Cosby prosecutor


ANI Washington DC [United States]
Top prosecutor Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden, in the sexual assault case against US comedian and actor Bill Cosby, said she was "filled with awe" after securing a conviction.
"When the verdict was read, I was just filled with awe and so excited and so happy, I was so happy for Andrea. I was so proud of her. And I was so happy for victims just everywhere. ... It was a very awesome message to victims," CNN reported, Feden as telling them in a telephonic conversation.
Cosby on Thursday (local time) has been found guilty by a Pennsylvania jury, in connection with aggravated indecent assault against a woman in 2004 in a high-stakes retrial.
Cosby, 80, was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University basketball administrator Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004, reported CNN.
The former comedian faces a sentence of 10 years on each count.
The panel of seven men and five women had been deliberating about 14 hours over two days before reaching a verdict.
Cosby, who has repeatedly denied all the allegations against him, has said the sexual encounter with Constand was consensual.
Prosecutors used Cosby's past admissions about drugs and sex, as well as the testimony of five other women, to back up accuser Andrea Constand's allegations.
It's the only criminal case to arise from allegations from more than 60 women, according to the reports.
The disgraced comedian first went to trial last year, and the case ended in a mistrial after the jury failed to deliver a verdict.

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First Published: Apr 29 2018 | 6:40 AM IST

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