The New York Daily News just made a powerful statement about Bill Cosby's arrest

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Thursday 31 December 2015 11:00

American comedian Bill Cosby was charged with sex offences on Wednesday.

It comes just a matter of days before the statute of limitations for the particular allegation - made by a former Temple University employee who said he drugged and assaulted her in 2004 - expired.

Cosby has been charged with three second-degree felony counts of aggravated indecent assault in the state of Pennsylvania. If found guilty, he faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Many in the US have expressed gladness that Cosby will stand trial for a sex crime, accusations of which he has repeatedly denied.

It was only in 2015 when more and more women began publicly accusing him of "date rape" style assaults with the apparent hope their alleged attacker would be brought to justice.

The New York Daily News, which doesn't exactly shy away from bold front pages, reported the story in a way that focussed on how it took so long for the women Cosby is said to have assaulted to be taken seriously.

"After 55+ accusations", the headline reads, "Cosby finally busted":

Cosby's bail was set at $1million, and a preliminary hearing is set for January.

Any other potential victims are still being urged to come forward, police have said.