ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

Alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby's mug shot has been released for public consumption after he was formally arraigned at the Pennsylvania courthouse for “charges of aggravated indecent assault, a first-degree felony in connection with the 2004 case involving Andrea Constand.”

The disgraced comedy star, who has been accused of sexually assaulting over 50 women, was released on $1 million dollar bail.

The mug shot below shows us the face of a man finally confronting his purported catalogue of crimes:

Bill Cosby's mug shot
Bill Cosby's mug shot

These are the first criminal charges Cosby has faced since the allegations surfaced after new evidence emerged backing up Constand's account of the sexual abuse she claims to have suffered at the hands of Cosby.

Andrea Constand, who was the director of Temple University's female basketball team at the time of the alleged attack, claimed that she was invited to Cosby's home on the understanding that they would discuss her career. Shortly after arriving, Constand, who says she saw the star as a "mentor," claims Cosby plied her with pills and wine that left her incapacitated. It is then alleged that the star proceeded to grope and digitally penetrate her.

A previous district attorney, Bruce Castor Jr., declined to press charges due to a lack of evidence, but First Assistant District Attorney Kevin R. Steele has put Cosby back under the magnifying glass in an official capacity after:

"We examined all the evidence and we made this determination because it was the right thing to do."
Kevin R. Steele
Kevin R. Steele

The charges were announced only days before the 12-year statute of limitations would have shielded Cosby from prosecution.

If convicted of aggravated indecent assault, Cosby could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and fined $25,000.

(Source: ABC and Entertainment Weekly)


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