Ex-DA says he believes Cosby violated accuser

Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Feb. 2, 2015.

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former district attorney who decided not to charge Bill Cosby in a decade-old sexual assault case says he believes the comedian inappropriately touched his accuser but didn’t think he could overcome the lack of physical evidence.

Former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. made clear in testifying for the defense Tuesday that he’s rooting for the prosecution. He told Cosby’s lawyer: “I want them to win.”

Cosby’s lawyers want a judge to dismiss the felony case against Cosby. A new prosecutor arrested Cosby on Dec. 30.

The defense says Cosby had a deal that he wouldn’t be charged, which is why he testified in his accuser’s 2005 lawsuit.

Castor says Cosby’s former lawyer told him the decision not to prosecute Cosby was in the lawsuit settlement agreement. But Castor says he’s never seen that.

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