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Bill Cosby's lawyers to request court dismiss sex assault charges

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Bill Cosby arrived at court in the US city of Philadelphia on Tuesday (February 2) as he faces charges of sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

The woman first brought her allegations to police attention in 2005 but they declined to prosecute, citing a lack of evidence.

As other women across the US have come forward with similar allegations against the 78-year-old comedian, prosecutors re-opened the case. If convicted, he could face a decade behind bars.

Cosby’s lawyers were hoping to get the criminal charges against him thrown out.

They claim there was a binding commitment by a previous district attorney not to prosecute the a decade ago.