As Bill Cosby struggles to deal with allegations of sεxual assαult being leveled against him, some Cosby supporters are asking why the comedian was never arrested for any of the assaults he allegedly committed.
Now a Pennsylvania District Attorney has come forward, claiming that he wanted to arrest Bill Cosby based on an allegation made in 2004.
MailOnline reports that Bruce Castor was District Attorney for Montgomery County when Andrea Constand accused the comedian of rαpe in 2004.
Constand, now 77, alleged that Cosby had drugged and assαulted her while acting as her mentor. In 2005, she filed charges against the comedian.
Castor is now a Montgomery County commissioner but recalls wanting to prosecute Cosby at the time of the alleged assaυlt.
“I wanted to arrest Bill Cosby because I thought he was probably guilty, but being able to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt and thinking he’s probably guilty are two different things,” he explained.
“We knew back then that other woman had come forward, but even if they did it didn’t mean anything for our case as none of those cases resulted in charges and were remote in time,” he concluded, adding that the alleged victim didn’t help her case by waiting so long to come forward.”The lady who was allegedly attαcked waited a year before she reported it. As a result of that delay, any possible corroborating physical evidence was unavailable to us.”
He added: “We couldn’t test for hairs, fibers, DNA and drugs in her system that might match those at Mr Cosby’s house. We didn’t have any corroborative evidence.”
Constand, a former Temple University basketball coach, settled with Cosby out of court in 2006.
After the allegations re-emerged against Cosby, many observers have been waiting to see if he will address the allegations. Earlier this week, Cosby’s attorney released a statement confirming that Cosby will not comment on the “old and discredited” allegations.
What do you think? Should Cosby make a statement?