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Prosecutor: Keep Cosby trial in Montgomery County

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 6, 2017 2:56 AM
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Bill Cosby, center, arrives for a hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Norristown. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

(Norristown) -- A prosecutor says Bill Cosby's trial should remain at the Montgomery County courthouse despite the comedian's argument there's been widespread negative press coverage of the sexual-assault case against him.

In a response to a motion filed by the 79-year-old comedian's lawyers last month, county District Attorney Kevin Steele says he wouldn't oppose Cosby's request to bring in a jury from elsewhere.

Steele asks that once the jury is selected the judge brings it back to Montgomery County for the trial, set for June.

Last week, Cosby's attorneys filed a motion seeking to move the trial or bring in a jury from another county, saying news coverage made juror bias inevitable.

Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a woman he knew through Temple University. He has denied wrongdoing.

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