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Bill Cosby to be retried on aggravated indecent assault assault charges

The vast majority of those alleged incidents were too old to be the subject of criminal prosecution, but Cosby has faced one criminal trial because prosecutors in Pennsylvania charged him in December 2015, just days before the statute of limitations was to run out on Constand’s claim.The decision was announced in a one-page court order by Stephen T. O’Neill, the Montgomery County, Pa., judge who declared a mistrial on June 17 when a seven-man, five-woman jury deadlocked on three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Cosby after 52 hours of deliberations.Bill Cosby will go on trial on sexual assault charges a second time in Pennsylvania on November 6, a judge ordered Thursday.Cosby, who turns 80 next week, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, an operations manager for the Temple University basketball, in 2004 at his suburban Philadelphia estate.O’Neill on Thursday set November 6 as the day Cosby, who is charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault, is to be back in court. She testified that Cosby molested her when she was incapacitated from three pills that the comedian gave her, telling her they would help her relax.The judge directed the lawyers to submit to him, in writing, any proposed jury selection questions and jury instructions no later than October 30. His attorneys said that the sexual contact did occur but that it was part of a consensual relationship.It’s unclear if court officials will return to Pittsburgh to select another jury. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said in court when the mistrial was declared that he planned to retry the case. Judge O’Neill would preside over the retrial, Mr. Koval said. Those 12, plus six alternatives were then taken to Norristown, Pa., and sequestered for the trial, which lasted six days for testimony.