LA prosecutor declines to charge Cosby over allegations by 2 women

Los Angeles County Prosecutors Decline to Charge Bill Cosby
Los Angeles County Prosecutors Decline to Charge Bill Cosby

LOS ANGELES, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The Los Angeles County district attorney has declined to bring criminal charges against comedian Bill Cosby stemming from sexual assault allegations by two women over separate incidents, one dating back to 1965 and the other to 2008, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

The district attorney determined that prosecution in both cases was barred by the statute of limitations, the D.A. office said in a formal statement explaining the decision.

See images of Cosby's arraignment:

The decision in Los Angeles comes a week after Cosby was criminally charged in Pennsylvania with sexually assaulting a woman in his home near Philadelphia after plying her with drugs and alcohol in 2004.

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