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Bill Cosby Sex Assault Case Goes to DA; Comedian Could Finally Get Charged

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By    |   Friday, 02 Oct 2015 01:18 PM

Beleaguered entertainer Bill Cosby is under the microscope of the Los Angeles district attorney's office for the second time, this time for the alleged sexual assault of a woman at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

Los Angeles Police detectives turned over their investigation involving Chloe Goins, 24, to the district attorney to consider for prosecution, DA spokeswoman Jane Robison told the Los Angeles Times.

Goins claims that Cosby gave her a drink at the mansion in 2008 when she was 18, which caused her to black out. She says that, when she came to, she found herself naked in bed with the entertainer biting her toes. His pants were around his ankles, her attorney said, according to the Times.

"It should be noted that all such investigations that are submitted to the D.A.'s office are reviewed, whether they are high-profile or not," wrote Deadline's Dominic Patten. "In general, such reviews take a month or two, depending on the depth of investigation."

Los Angeles County prosecutors passed last December on filing criminal charges after a police investigation into claims by Judy Huth, who accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her at the Playboy mansion in 1974 when she was 15, according to the City News Service.

Prosecutors cited the statute of limitations as the reason they could not pursue the Huth case. The legal deadline for prosecuting most rape cases involving adult victims is 10 years under California law.

In other related adult sex crimes, including the type Goins is charging Cosby with, the statute of limitations is usually six years, Laurie Levenson, a former prosecutor and Loyola University law profession, told the Times.

Variety reported that at least 50 women have accused Cosby with some degree of sexual misconduct over the past year, with the statute of limitations on many of the incidents having expired.

On Wednesday, Variety stated that three new women came forward to level accusations against the comedian — former waitress Sharon Van Ert and models Pamela Abeyta and Lisa Christie.

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