Pennsylvania officials can prosecute Cosby for sex assault: judge

Wed Feb 3, 2016 5:58pm EST
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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania prosecutors can put disgraced comedian Bill Cosby on trial for charges of sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago, Common Pleas Court Judge Steven O'Neill ruled on Wednesday.

Attorneys for Cosby, 78, had argued that the entertainer could not be prosecuted due to an agreement reached with a former Montgomery County district attorney.

(Reporting by Daniel Kelley; Writing by Scott Malone; Editing by Chris Reese)

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the second day of hearings at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania February 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Ed Hille/Pool