Bill Cosby has been convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and raping Andrea Constand in 2004. I’m happy Constand was finally able to get justice, as so many of us rape survivors will not be able to due the statute of limitations on sexual assaults, which should be eliminated. There is no deadline for when our courts can seek justice for murder, yet there’s one for rape and sexual assault. Having a statute of limitations on rape and sex crimes only protects one person: the rapist and perpetrator of the sex crime.
You can read my initial thoughts on the Cosby rape allegations here: Bill Cosby & Stephen Collins: Rape, Pedophilia, and the Sanctimonious TV Dad.
Read more on Cosby’s conviction here on CNN: Bill Cosby Guilty on All Three Counts in Indecent Assault Trial (Written By Eric Levenson & Aaron Cooper, CNN)