Poll: Cosby sexual assault charge

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) Bill Cosby is waiving his right to formal arraignment in a Pennsylvania sex assault case.

Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial in the lone criminal case lodged amid dozens of accusations that he molested women.

He was initially scheduled to be arraigned on July 20, at which time he could enter a formal plea. Instead, he waived his right to appear at that proceeding. That sets the case on a trajectory for trial.

The 78-year-old actor faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of violating the accuser while she was impaired, unconscious or could not give consent.

Cosby insists their sexual encounter at his home was consensual and that she never told him to stop.

He has been free on $1 million bail since his Dec. 30 arrest.

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