INTERNATIONAL: Bill Cosby to stand trial for assault charges

By CNN

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CNN – More than a decade after he was first accused of sexual misconduct, Bill Cosby will go to trial.

During a pretrial hearing Tuesday, a Pennsylvania judge found enough evidence to proceed with a trial. Cosby’s next court date will be July 20; it’s not clear when his trial will start.

Cosby faces three counts of felony indecent assault from a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand, an employee at his alma mater, Temple University. She was the first of more than 50 women who have accused the comedian of sexual misconduct.

If convicted, Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison.

As he walked into court Tuesday, the 78-year-old — who suffers from vision problems — held onto the arm of his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt. During the hearing, Cosby appeared to listen attentively and occasionally stretched his neck.

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