The Los Angeles Police Department is conducting at least one current criminal investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby, the department tells NPR’s Mandalit del Barco.
“LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has said his department would investigate any sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby — even past the statute of limitations,” Mandalit reports. “The department’s public information officer, Det. Meghan Aguilar, told NPR that the police have at least one open criminal investigation that may have multiple accusations. The LAPD would not offer any more details because the case is ongoing.”
The news comes on the heels of new revelation that Cosby, 77, had said during a deposition in 2005 “that he obtained the sedative Quaalude with the intent of giving the drug to women with whom he wanted to have sex,” as NPR’s Krishnadev Calamur reported Monday.
Accusations of sexual misconduct against Cosby have increased dramatically in the past year; dozens of women have now come forward to say he assaulted them. In some instances, the allegations date back decades.
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