The Pennsylvania judge presiding over Bill Cosby’s criminal sex assault case said Tuesday that he wants a trial to start before June, 2017.

He also said Cosby is blind and might need special accommodations.

Cosby’s lead defense lawyer Brian McMonagle said at a hearing Tuesday that he has other trials booked, but Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill says McMonagle might have to review his schedule and look for an earlier date.

“This case now 252 days from filing of criminal complaints,” Judge O’Neill said in court. “There is a right to a speedy trial.”

The criminal case against the 79-year-old actor involves a single 2004 encounter at his home with former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

Constand told police that Cosby drugged and molested her, but Cosby says his sexual encounter with Constand was consensual.

Prosecutors reopened the case amid new evidence and arrested Cosby days before the 12-year statute of limitations expired.

After reviewing accusations from about 50 women, prosecutors say they believe 13 of them should be allowed to testify.

The defense is expected to vehemently oppose such testimony, but legal experts say a judge might allow similar Cosby allegations in which drugs or alcohol were involved.

The AP contributed to this report.