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Bill Cosby not expected to testify in sexual assault trial

Cosby faces three counts of sexual assault, each with a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to $25 000.

FILE: Bill Cosby (left) is escorted outside Montgomery County Courtroom during a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault trial on 3 April 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Picture: AFP

NEW YORK - Bill Cosby is not expected to testify during his sexual assault trial which begins on Monday in Pennsylvania.

The trial in which the comedian is accused of drugging and molesting a former employee of his alma mater is expected to last two weeks.

In the coming days, Andrea Constand will take the witness stand and give a sworn account of what happened one night in 2004 when she alleges Cosby gave her pills and then touched her inappropriately.

Cosby, who says the encounter was consensual, won’t testify.

Several of his co-stars from his hit sitcom The Cosby Show are attending his trial, which is taking place just outside Philadelphia.

Cosby faces three counts of sexual assault, each with a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to $25 000.

At least 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, but he only faces charges in Constand’s case because of statutes of limitations.

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