By Jasmine Washington
After a week of deliberation in a Pennsylvania court, a judge has officially declared Bill Cosby’s 2004 sexual assault case a mistrial.
The 79-year-old was accused of allegedly drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, who was then employed at Cosby’s alma mater, Temple University. He faced a maximum of 10-years in prison if convicted of each of the three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault he was charged with.
Presiding judge Steven O’Neill announced the mistrial first thing Saturday (June 17) morning. The jury, which consisted of seven men and five women, failed to reach a verdict after 52 hours.
Moments after the mistrial was declared, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele announced his plans to retry the case.
Cosby, who has previously been accused of sexual misconduct by various other women, continues to maintain his innocence.
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