Governor Wolf Applauds Victims, District Attorney on Conviction of Bill Cosby

April 26, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today applauded District Attorney Kevin Steele and the fearless victims for the conviction of sexual offender Bill Cosby.

“The conviction of Bill Cosby on all three counts of assault is vindication for his many victims and the service of justice for Mr. Cosby’s heinous and cruel crimes,” said Governor Wolf.

“To use any level of celebrity and power to prey on women is unforgivable and deplorable. I could not be more pleased with the verdict handed down today and I hope it provides some level of comfort to the victims of sexual assault across Pennsylvania and the country. The women who have come forward are strong and brave, and they have delivered hope to the countless women whose abusers have yet to be held accountable.

“I thank Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele for his tireless work to bring this case to its successful resolution.”

Pennsylvania Victim Advocate Jennifer Storm added her statement to the governor’s.

“Today’s conviction of Bill Cosby serves as true vindication and validation of all the brave women who have come forward with similar stories of sexual assault. I applaud the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office for their thoughtful and conscientious defense of these women. I further commend them for not giving up on these victims, when so many others had in the past. The victims who have watched their offender walk above the law because of his status will hopefully feel redemption in the face of all the speculation and condemnation they have endured over these years. Today, justice was served.”

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