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Court Overturns Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Conviction


After just three years in prison, Bill Cosby’s high-profile sexual assault conviction was overturned by a Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday. 

The 7-member Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Cosby was denied a fair trial in 2018 and will be released after serving three years out of a three to ten year sentence at a maximum-security facility, per the New York Times. 

The ruling upended the case brought against Cosby by Pennsylvania prosecutors, which began with his arrest in 2015 on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home eleven years prior. 

At the end of the 2018 trial, the jury convicted Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand.