(DEADLINE) — UPDATED, 12:32 PM: The criminal trial of Bill Cosby for the alleged rape of Andrea Constand in 2004 could start on June 5, a Pennsylvania judge surmised today. While nothing was set in stone and there are plenty of motions and even a potential change of venue to consider, the 79-year-old comedian likely will see a jury trial begin early next summer. If found guilty, the much-accused Cosby could end up behind bars for a decade and pay millions in fines on three felony charges of second-degree aggravated indecent assault.
With Cosby in attendance, Judge Steven O’Neill floated the date Tuesday during a pretrial hearing in Norristown, PA. The case originally was looking to go to trial next spring, but scheduling issues for the lawyers — especially Cosby’s main attorney Brian McMonagle — seemingly have forced the delay. The judge said today he wants to hear back from the Montgomery County D.A.’s office and the defense before making a decision.
PREVIOUS, 11:06 AM: Bill Cosby entered a courthouse in Norristown, PA today to cries of ‘we love you” from fans to face a pretrial hearing that could see the 79-year-old comedian behind bars for up to a decade if found guilty on three felony second-degree aggravated indecent assault charges. Cosby may also find himself not only facing Andrea Constand for the alleged 2004 sexual assault, but also more than a dozen of the more than 50 women who have accused him of assaulting and/or drugging them over the decades.
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