BREAKING: Bill Cosby sexual assault trial: Judge rules mistrial after jury fails to reach verdict

A judge has granted a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

The 79-year-old actor faced up to a decade in prison if convicted.

More than 50 women accused Cosby of sexual assaults dating back to the 1960s.

But Andrea Constand, 44, was at the centre of this case, as the 13-year-old incident was the only one recent enough to support criminal charges.

Cosby, 79, best known for playing a revered father figure in the 1980s television hit family comedy series The Cosby Show, denied all the allegations at court in Norristown, a suburb of Philadelphia.

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He declined to testify but extracts from his previous deposition were read aloud for about 30 minutes in court.

His defence lawyers presented a single witness – Detective Richard Schaffer who appeared for just six minutes on Monday and told the jury that Ms Constand had visited Mr Cosby at an out-of-state casino.

After a mistrial was ruled, Radar Online reported that attorneys have prepared paperwork and will appeal for Cosby to stand trial again for sexual assault.

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