An arrest warrant for entertainer Bill Cosby was issued Wednesday morning over the alleged sexual assault of a woman in 2004, according to multiple news reports. Cosby is expected to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon on felony charges of aggravated indecent assault.
Cosby is official charged with three separate counts related to the alleged sexual assault of Andrea Constand, a former professional basketball star, in January of 2004. After prosecutors initially refused to press charges against Cosby, Constand filed a civil suit against the former comedian and television personality.
Constand is not the only woman who claims to be a sexual assault victim of Bill Cosby. Dozens of other women also claim to have been victimized by Cosby, who allegedly drugged women in order to have sex with them.
Cosby, a stand-up comedian who found fame as a network sitcom star, denies the allegations and claims that all of his sexual encounters with women were consensual.
The case against Cosby has been assigned to district judge Elizabeth A. McHugh.