Bill Cosby Ordered To Stand Trial In Sexual Assault Case

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial in a felony sexual assault case from 2004.

Cosby was charged with aggravated indecent assault in Pennsylvania after a woman accused him of drugging and abusing her in his home 12 years ago. If convicted, Cosby faces up to 10 years for violating the accuser while she was impaired, unconscious or could not give consent. (RELATED: See The  Photos Of Bill Cosby Arriving In Court Today)

During the pre-trial hearing Monday, a police report was read into evidence that details what Andrea Constand — a former Temple University employee — told authorities happened the night she was invited to Cosby’s house for dinner 12 years ago, according the Hollywood Reporter.

Constand told police that the actor sexually violated her after he gave her three blue pills that made her “dizzy, blurry, and sick to her stomach.” She added that the medication made her legs “like jelly.” (RELATED: Bill Cosby’s Case Not Dismissed, Judge Rules)

“I told him, ‘I can’t even talk, Mr. Cosby.’ I started to panic,” Constand said.

Prosecutors say they reopened the case after multiple women came forward last year and made similar allegations against Cosby.

Cosby’s lawyers tried to get the case thrown out because they argue that the prosecutor 12 years ago said he would never be charged as part of a no-prosecution deal the two parties made.