Mr. Cosby, who was convicted on three sexual assault counts, is facing ten years in prison on each, though such sentences are often served concurrently.
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Mr. Cosby was convicted of three counts of sexual assault on Thursday, but there are a considerable number of different paths the case may take in the coming weeks.
More than 15 years after he met the woman who would accuse him of sexual assault, Mr. Cosby again finds his fate in the hands of a Pennsylvania jury.
Final summations are expected to be presented on Tuesday, after which the jury will begin deliberating Bill Cosby’s fate.
Defense lawyers attacked Andrea Constand as a woman looking for a payday, but a second woman testified that she too had been assaulted by Mr. Cosby.
The sex assault charges and the complainant are the same, but much about Mr. Cosby’s second trial will be different.
Only one juror was selected as the lawyers and judge tried to understand how the wave of sexual harassment allegations could affect this case.
The decision could be a damaging one for Mr. Cosby, who is facing a retrial on charges he sexually assaulted a woman at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004.
Prosecutors want to introduce testimony from 19 women who accuse Mr. Cosby of sexual assault; his lawyers say allowing so many will taint his retrial.