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Bill Cosby must stand trial

A Pennsylvania court has ordered comedian Bill Cosby to stand trial.

Judge Steven O’Neill quashed Cosby’s request to have the case thrown out, and, if found guilty, Cosby could face up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

The case has been brought against Cosby by Andrea Constand who says Cosby forced himself on her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Prosecutors allege that he plied her with pills and wine, leaving her unable to resist as he made his move on her.

Cosby has admitted giving Constand a pill but said all relations with her were consensual and accused her of lying about the assault.

More than 50 women have publicly alleged sexual abuse at the hands of the former TV legend.

However the allegations made by Constand, who worked for Temple University basketball team and who today lives in Canada, are the only criminal assault charge brought against him.

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