'We Want To Seek Justice!' Philly DA Vows To Reveal 'Truth' About Cosby Sex Assault

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May. 24 2016, Updated 8:40 p.m. ET

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A Pennsylvania judge ruled today that the state's criminal sex assault case against Bill Cosby will move forward to trial. After the ruling, both the defense and prosecutors loudly continued to proclaim their side of the story, alternately accusing Cosby of the sickening "crime," and insisting he is innocent.

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Cosby, 78, was present for the preliminary hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, today.

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District Attorney Kevin Steele told the press, "We're here because we want to seek the truth. We want to seek justice."

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A Cheltenham police officer reportedly testified during the preliminary hearing that Cosby had admitted to giving Temple University employee Andrea Constand 1.5 Benadryl before a 2005 makeout session. He insisted in the interview, according to the cop, that he did "never intended to have sexual intercourse."

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But Steele said outside the courthouse that Constand "was unable to consent" due to allegedly paralyzing effects of the drug.

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"That's the crime," Steele insisted.

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Cosby's attorney hit back, "Mr. Cosby is not guilty of any crime."

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He said, "We have no doubt this case ultimately be resolved in Mr. Cosby's favor."

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Cosby is currently free on $1 million bail, after he was arrested on the charges in December 2015.

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Attorney Lisa Bloom is representing Janice Dickinson in a defamation lawsuit against Cosby, related to the model's previous claims he assaulted her. She released a statement on the hearing that said, "We are delighted by the decision in Pennsylvania today requiring Bill Cosby to stand trial for felony indecent assault. Women all over the country have fought against great odds to bring Mr. Cosby to trial, as we have. Mr. Cosby is entitled to a fair trial, and so are the more than fifty women who have now accused him of sexual misconduct."

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Cosby faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

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