According to the Associated Press, Officials of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania have announced that Bill Cosby has been charged with aggravated incident assault, a first degree felony, for an incident that happened at his home over a decade ago. Montgomery County prosecutors hosted a press conference confirming the news Wednesday morning, saying that Cosby is aware of the arrest warrant and will be arraigned later today. Montgomery County’s district attorney-elect, Kevin Steele, said that Mr. Cosby is facing charges as a result of actions that took place during the victim’s work with the Temple University basketball team.
The warrant alleges that the victim went to Mr. Cosby’s home, and he made two sexual advances towards her,which were rejected. Mr. Cosby then urged her to take pills and drink wine until she wasn’t able to move.
“The evidence is strong and sufficient to proceed,” Mr. Steele said.He added, “A person in that state can not give consent.”
Mr. Steele went on to say that his office is examining evidence related to other alleged victims, but the charges on Wednesday are related to just one victim.