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Bill Cosby’s lawyers may ask a judge on Tuesday to throw out two key pieces of evidence in the sexual misconduct case against the comedian: a deposition Cosby gave in a 2005 lawsuit by accuser Andrea Constand and a recording of a phone call between Cosby and Constand’s mother.
According to KTLA:
Judge Steven O’Neill’s ruling on those defense motions could shape the case against Cosby, one of the nation’s most-loved entertainers until dozens of women accused him of sexually assaulting them over several decades.
This is the first time he’s faced criminal prosecution. Cosby is charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault from a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand, an employee at his alma mater, Temple University.
She said she went to his home in a Philadelphia suburb for a career consultation and he gave her a mix of pills and wine that left her incapacitated and unable to consent to sex.
Cosby, 79, has pleaded not guilty to all charges. He is required to attend the hearing.
Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer who spent three months in jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, has registered as a sex offender in Ohio.
According to Fox 5 San Diego:
Turner registered as expected in Greene County outside Dayton after being released last week from a jail in California, an official with the Greene County sheriff’s office said.
Turner is required to register as a sex offender for life, and had been expected to return to his family’s home in Greene County after his release Friday.
The 2015 assault drew national attention three months ago, when Turner was sentenced and the victim’s wrenching impact statement went viral. The brevity of Turner’s sentence — six months, with eligibility to be released after three — sparked outrage against the judge and controversy over how the justice system treats sexual assault survivors.
For those unfamiliar with Brock Turner, here is the backstory —
Authorities say Turner, now 21, sexually assaulted a woman after both attended a fraternity party near Stanford in January 2015. A Santa Clara County jury earlier this year found Turner guilty of three felony counts: assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated or unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person and penetration of an unconscious person.
In the victim impact letter she read in court before Turner’s sentencing, the woman described blacking out at the fraternity party and waking up in a hospital with pine needles in her hair, dried blood and bandages on the backs of her hands and elbows, her underwear missing.
She described finally learning what happened to her through news reports: how she was found unconscious behind a dumpster between two fraternity houses, her dress pulled over her shoulders, her bra pulled down, naked from the waist down. Two passers-by stopped when they saw Turner grinding against her unconscious body; he ran and they chased after him, pinning him to the ground until police showed up.
A prosecutor said Turner should get a six-year sentence in state prison, arguing that he lacked remorse and that his victim was especially vulnerable in her unconscious state.
There are new shocking allegations in the sex scandal that’s rocked the Oakland Police Department. Da Lin reports, officers gave a teen prostitute undercover operation intel.
According to Trentonian reports prosecutors were tipped off about Chang and Walker’s relationship and obtained a warrant to search Chang’s home in Delran, New Jersey home. It was there that they found a journal that revealed illicit details of the 20 some encounters between the pair. Chang also revealed Walker impregnated her twice however one pregnancy ended in a miscarriage while the other was aborted. Chang’s phone also yielded other details into the relationship, which had become serious enough that she was close with his family and had even given gifts to his relatives and attended a family wedding.
Born in Korea, but now a naturalized citizen, Chang received a master’s degree from Rutger’s University and landed her job (for which she received a 72,292 salary) in 2007 through connections made by her father, a retired corrections officer.
Walker was convicted in 2004 after fatally shooting a man while robbing him at gunpoint. His victim is named as 23-year-old Javid Patel, a business student who was also working as a manager in his family’s coin laundry business. He was sentenced to 60 years behind bars and will not be eligible for parole until 2053.
While Chang and Walker’s interactions were consensual, prosecutors explain that her supervisory role at the prison gives cause to bring the sexual assault charges. Walker was not one of her students.
Chang’s bail was reduced from $75,000 to $50,000 during a hearing on Thursday.