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Judge denies Bill Cosby’s bid for new trial or reduced sentence

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FILE – In a Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. Cosby’s lawyers want a court to overturn the actor’s conviction and three- to 10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case […]

NORRISTOWN, MONTGOMERY COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A Montgomery County judge denied actor/comedian Bill Cosby’s request for a new trial or a reduced sentence Tuesday.

Cosby’s attorney had argued the evidence used to convict him of sexual assault was old and unreliable and should not have been allowed at the trial. 

They also argued his sentence was unnecessarily harsh since it was more than twice the minimum guidelines.

In making his one page ruling, Judge Steven O’Neill said he found no reason to grant a new trial or reduce the sentence he imposed.

Cosby was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at the actor’s home in suburban Philadelphia in 2004.

The 81 year old, best known for playing Dr. Cliff Huxtable on NBC’s “Cosby Show” from 1984-92, is currently locked up at SCI Phoenix in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County.

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