Bill Cosby was charged (today) Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago.
In Bringing the case, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman overruled her predecessor, who declined to charge Cosby in 2005 when Temple University employee Andrea Constand first told police that Cosby drugged her and violated her by putting his hands down her pants at his home in Philadelphia.
The TV star acknowledged under oath a decade ago that he had sexual contact with Constand but said it was consensual.
The charges were announced just days before the 12-year statute of limitations for Bringing Charges was set to run out. But many of the alleged assaults date back decades, and the statute of limitations for bringing charges has expired in nearly every case.