Cosby loses latest bid to get sex assault charges dismissed

July 7, 2016 8:37 PM

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday rejected Bill Cosby's latest effort to have the sexual assault charges against him thrown out, ruling that the 78-year-old comedian must stand trial in the case.

Judge Steven O'Neill rejected arguments from Cosby's lawyers that prosecutors violated Cosby's rights by refusing to call the accuser as a witness at a preliminary hearing in May, thus shielding her from cross-examination.

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