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Judge sets new date for Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – A judge has scheduled a new date for Bill Cosby’s retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago.

Judge Steven O’Neill on Friday ordered the retrial to begin on April 2. He says jury selection can get underway before then.

The retrial was initially set for November, but last month O’Neill granted a request by Cosby’s new lawyers to delay it so they could get up to speed on the case.

The 80-year-old comedian’s first trial in June ended in a hung jury.

Bill Cosby and his publicist Andrew Wyatt (r) head into court on Aug. 22, 2017, where a judge decided the comedian's retrial on charges of sexually assaulting a former Temple University administrator in 2004 will be postponed from November to March of next year.

Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial

“The Cosby Show” star is charged with knocking out accuser Andrea Constand with pills and sexually assaulting her at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.

He has said the sexual encounter with the former Temple University worker was consensual.

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