February 3, 2016 / 11:00 PM / 2 years ago

Pennsylvania officials can prosecute Cosby for sex assault: judge

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.

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

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

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