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Cosby to get out-of-town jury

Cosby to get out-of-town jury

The ruling comes a few days after O'Neill ruled only one other of Cosby's alleged sex abuse victims can testify as part of the upcoming trial.

Bill Cosby's criminal sexual assault trial will stay in Montgomery County Court outside Philadelphia, but the jurors will come from another Pennsylvania county, a judge ruled Monday. On the other hand, the Montgomery County officials were opposed to Cosby being to able to essentially custom pick where the trial would be held. He ruled that the jurors be sequestered once the trial begins on June 5, isolating them from the general public.

Lawyers say that the coverage has led to an atmosphere which is "likely to produce prejudice", one of the guidelines set forth by the Supreme Court on whether a change of venue is justified. Philadelphia would provide racial and economic diversity, the defense said. However, a Keystone state judge has decided that the disgraced actor will not get the change of venue he desired from Pennsylvania's Montgomery County.

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In its argument, the defense noted that Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, who is leading the prosecution, campaigned in 2015 by criticizing a predecessor for failing to pursue the Cosby case.

The entertainer is accused of sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Cosby denies all allegations against him.

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