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L.A. District Attorney Won’t Charge Bill Cosby in 2 Sexual Assault Cases

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to file charges Wednesday in two sexual assault accusations involving Bill Cosby.

One case was dismissed due to lack of evidence and the other was well past California’s statute of limitations to file charges, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The former case was brought by Chole Goins who accused the comedian of assaulting her during a 2008 party at the Playboy Mansion when she was 18. Goins alleges that Cosby gave her a drink that made her go to sleep and that she awoke to find Cosby biting her toes and her pants around her ankles. Cosby’s attorneys deny that he was even at the party and the District Attorney did not find enough evidence to warrant charges.

The second case involved a woman who accused Cosby of raping her in 1965. According to the Times, the legal deadline for prosecuting most rape cases involving an adult victim is 10 years under California law and prosecutors decided that the statute of limitations had expired in that case.

Cosby was charged in a 2004 sexual assault case last week in Pennsylvania, where he posted bail and is awaiting trial.

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