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Police in Los Angeles are investigating "old and new" claims against Bill Cosby

“We’re going to explore all aspects just to make sure everything is covered,” an LAPD spokesperson said.

POLICE IN LA have confirmed they are are pursuing a sex assault investigation into Bill Cosby.

The on-going investigation includes alleged incidents protected by the statute of limitations which restricts how long charges can be brought against Cosby, accused by some 30 women in claims dating back decades.

“We have an ongoing investigation that’s unrelated to the newest revelations,” Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) chief Charlie Beck said.

It comes in the wake of confirmation that Cosby admitted drugging at least one woman with Quaaludes to have sex with her.

The veteran entertainer made the admission in 2005, talking about an incident from 1976.

His comments were revealed in court documents that were unsealed earlier this week.

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A spokesman noted that LAPD had already been investigating claims made by a string of women last year, when Cosby was engulfed in a firestorm of allegations, although no charges have been brought.

“We’re going to explore all aspects just to make sure everything is covered… we’re covering all ends, old and new,” spokesman Chris No told AFP.

Once known as ‘America’s Dad’, Cosby was the face of 1980s/90s hit “The Cosby Show,” and became a global household name.

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His reputation is now in tatters after months of revelations.

Cosby was forced to resign from the board of Temple University, his alma mater, last December, as sexual abuse allegations against him mounted.

He has also canceled several comedy engagements and a Cosby television special that was planned for late last year was scuttled.

Includes reporting from AFP. 

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