Bill Cosby's mugshot has been released to the public after he was charged earlier today with allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
Authorities in Montgomery County, Penn., confirmed that a warrant for the actor's arrest had been issued and that he has been released on bail after surrendering his passport and posting 10 percent of his $1 million bail.
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If found guilty of aggravated indecent assault, the 78-year-old could face up to 10 years behind bars. He is due in court on Jan. 14.
The reported victim, Andrea Constand, was an employee at the comedian's alma mater, Temple University, at the time of the alleged incident, and claims the Golden Globe winner offered her pills at his home one night to "relax."
Bill Cosby gets escorted into the District Court in Elkins Park, Penn. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
When she woke up, she says the father-of-five was fondling her breasts and crotch and put her hand on his penis.
Although a criminal investigation was launched at the time, the local district attorney dropped the case after failing to find sufficient evidence against Cosby.
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While Constand, 42, could not be reached for comment regarding these new felony charges, her attorney issued a statement saying, "We appreciate the expression of confidence in [Constand]. We’ll have to see what happens. We hope justice will be done. We will cooperate fully.”
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