Cosby hearing date in Pa. criminal case postponed

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 7, 2016 3:25 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke

(Elkins Park) -- Bill Cosby's next court appearance on a sex assault charge in Pennsylvania is being postponed. 

A state courts spokesman says Cosby's January 14 preliminary hearing will be rescheduled.

Cosby's defense lawyers sought a postponement to give them more time to prepare. 

At the hearing, the prosecutors will argue they have enough evidence to go to trial. 

Cosby is free on $1 million bail.

He was arraigned last week in a suburban Philadelphia courtroom on the charge, which was filed over a 2004 encounter at his Philadelphia-area home. 

The 78-year-old comedian is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman.

Cosby has said under oath that he had consensual sexual contact with her. 

Civil suits involving dozens of women have also been brought against him.  

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