A prosecutor in Pennsylvania announced criminal charges against Bill Cosby on Wednesday.
Cosby has been charged with aggravated indecent assault, according to Kevin Steele of the Montgomery County district attorney’s office.
The Associated Press reported that the charges relate to the alleged drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand in 2004.
Constand was one of the first women to publicly accuse the comedian of sexual misconduct in 2005. At the time, the Montgomery County district attorney declined to pursue charges. Constand later sued Cosby and they settled out of court for undisclosed terms.
In Constand’s civil lawsuit, she claimed that Cosby drugged her with an “herbal” pill, groped her and digitally penetrated her, according to Vulture.
Cosby and Constand shared a connection with Temple University. She was the director of operations for the university’s women’s basketball team and Cosby was a former athlete at the college.
He’d invited Constand to his Pennsylvania mansion ostensibly to discuss her career. Instead, an attack allegedly took place.
Case documents indicate that there were 13 unidentified women who described similar experiences with Cosby.
Cosby’s attorney did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s inquiries.