VIA| Comedian Bill Cosby, 78, will be charged in the investigation of a 2004 sexual assault case in Pennsylvania. He is expected to be arraigned on Dec. 30.
An arrest warrant was issued for Cosby in relation to a 2004 incident at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, mansion in which he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, People reports.
“Obviously we appreciate the expression of confidence in her,” Constand’s attorney, Dolores Troiani, said, according to People.
“We’ll have to see what happens,” Troiani added. “We hope justice will be done. We will cooperate fully.”
Cosby previously maintained that the interaction between he and Constand was consensual, though the 42-year-old has said otherwise. Prosecutors claim that the comedian urged Constand to take pills he had and drink wine, according to the Associated Press. At the time, Constand said, she was in a relationship with a woman, People notes. Constand called Cosby a “narcissist” who ignored the fact that she was gay.
Cosby was not charged in the sexual assault of Constand in 2005 after a district attorney declined to do so.
Prosecutors reopened the case after new evidence was presented and dozens of other women went public with similar allegations against the comedian.