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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania candidate for district attorney is citing unproven sex-abuse allegations against comedian Bill Cosby in a TV ad attacking his opponent.

Democrat Kevin Steele is running to be Montgomery County’s top prosecutor. His new ad attacks Republican candidate Bruce Castor, the county’s former prosecutor, for not charging Cosby when the allegations first surfaced in 2005.

Castor calls the ad “predictable craziness from a desperate candidate.”

Castor has said there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute Cosby when a former Temple University employee accused Cosby of drugging and molesting her.

The current district attorney, Risa Vetri Ferman, has refused to confirm whether her office is reinvestigating the complaint by the alleged victim.

Cosby has denied wrongdoing, and settled out of court after the alleged victim sued him.