Why Doesn't He Face Criminal Charges?

November 21, 2014 8:30 PM

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Why Doesn't He Face Criminal Charges?

Bill Cosby’s career is in a tailspin with networks and venues cutting ties to him as a series of women continue to come forward with allegations that the comedian drugged and raped or sexually assaulted them over the past 30 years. His reputation as a folksy American icon has been irreparably tarnished by the accusations, but he has never faced criminal charges in connection with the alleged assaults.

To many observers, this represents a gross miscarriage of justice. Unfortunately, though, the current state of the law and the nature of sex crimes and evidence collection often render it next to impossible to secure a criminal conviction against rapists, experts said.

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