Retrial for Bill Cosby sex assault case set for November

Prosecutors will go back to Square 1 after jury failed to reach a verdict

The Associated Press

July 06, 2017

Bill Cosby turns 80 next week. He will be retried on charges stemming from an encounter with Andrea Constand of Toronto, who said she was sexually assaulted in 2004. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

Bill Cosby's retrial on charges he drugged and molested a Canadian woman more than a decade ago is set for November.

An order signed Thursday by Judge Steven O'Neill said all parties must report to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., on Nov. 6.


Prosecutors found themselves back to Square 1 on June 17 after the judge declared a mistrial. The jury failed to reach a verdict in more than 52 hours of deliberations over six days.

Bill Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting Canadian Andrea Constand more than a decade ago. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press, Ron Bull/Toronto Star/Canadian Press)

District Attorney Kevin Steele vowed to put Cosby on trial again and said accuser Andrea Constand of Toronto supported the decision.

Cosby was tried on charges stemming from an encounter with the former Temple University worker, who said she was sexually assaulted in 2004.

Cosby turns 80 next week and contends the encounter was consensual.

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