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Bill Cosby found guilty in sexual assault trial in milestone for #MeToo era

Comedian, 80, faces possible 15 to 30 years in prison after trialVerdict in 2004 incident follows dozens of accusations against Cosby

In a verdict that seemed destined to stand as a major milestone in the #MeToo movement against sexual assault, the once beloved actor and comedian Bill Cosby was convicted by a Pennsylvania jury on Thursday of drugging and molesting an acquaintance in 2004.

The jury announced its verdict after fewer than two days of deliberation. Cosby, 80, faces a possible maximum prison sentence of 15 to 30 years.

Cosby stood up and erupted after jurors left the courtroom, the Associated Press reported. He used an expletive to

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