Pennsylvania officials can prosecute Cosby for sex assault: judge

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Posted: Feb 03, 2016 5:58 PM

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania prosecutors can put disgraced comedian Bill Cosby on trial for charges of sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago, Common Pleas Court Judge Steven O'Neill ruled on Wednesday.

Attorneys for Cosby, 78, had argued that the entertainer could not be prosecuted due to an agreement reached with a former Montgomery County district attorney.

(Reporting by Daniel Kelley; Writing by Scott Malone; Editing by Chris Reese)