The 13 women who could show Bill Cosby had a pattern

The 13 women who could show Bill Cosby had a pattern

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Did Bill Cosby drug and molest young women as part of a "signature" crime spree spanning five decades? Prosecutors preparing for his sexual-assault trial hope to call 13 of about 60 accusers to show just that.

The defense will question their relevance and attack their credibility in high-stakes pretrial hearings that start Tuesday in suburban Philadelphia.

The fallen superstar is charged over a single 2004 encounter with Andrea Constand, a former employee at Temple University. However, Pennsylvania law allows testimony about similar uncharged acts to show someone committed crimes in a distinctive,