Ex-prosecutor defends investigation into Cosby

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Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault in relation to a 2004 accusation in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) _A former district attorney is defending his investigation into a 2004 sexual assault accusation against Bill Cosby in Pennsylvania.

Former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. says he put his best people on the case a decade ago and investigated it thoroughly.

He was testifying Tuesday morning for defense lawyers who want a judge to dismiss the felony sexual assault case against Cosby. A new prosecutor arrested Cosby on Dec. 30, just before the statute of limitations expired.

The defense says Cosby had a deal with Castor that he wouldn’t be charged and should therefore testify in his accuser’s 2005 lawsuit.

Cosby is accused of drugging and violating former Temple University athletics employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.