Bill Cosby Sent To Prison For Three To 10 Years

26 September, 2018, 18:29 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Bill Cosby deemed a sexually violent predator, judge rules

Constand, who is 45, was Temple University's women's basketball administrator at the time of the assault.

Though his three charges each carry a maximum possible sentence of 10 years, O'Neill said they were merged into one because they're from the same incident. Judge Steven O'Neill handed down the sentence in a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania court.

Cosby declined the opportunity to speak before the sentence came down, and afterward he sat smiling, laughing and chatting with defense team. "The day has come, the time has come".

In his testimony, Cosby described sexual encounters with a string of actresses, models, and other young women and talked about obtaining quaaludes to give to those he wanted to sleep with.

However, Cosby's lawyers said he will appeal the conviction, which observers say could push the case up to Pennsylvania's highest court and take several years. When comedian Hannibal Buress took to the stage in 2014 to tell Cosby to stop moralising to African Americans and accused him of being a "rapist", the floodgates opened. - Alyssa Milano, who posted video on Twitter of Cosby being led away in handcuffs. The judge said he is compelled under the guidelines and by a duty to the public, the Commonwealth and the defendant to sentence Cosby under the law.

A first criminal trial against Cosby ended in a hung jury. The Constand case is the only allegation that has resulted in a conviction.

Being now ruled as a sexually violent predator, Bill Cosby name will now appear in sex-offender registry which will be further circulated to schools, victims and in textbooks. "Now, nearly 15 years later, I'm a middle-aged woman who's been stuck in a holding pattern for most of her adult life, unable to heal fully or to move forward", Constand said in her statement to the court Monday.

Cosby's defence is pushing instead for house arrest.

Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in suburban Philadelphia in 2004.


Green, Cosby's attorney, asked for a sentence of house arrest and said that Cosby was not a danger to anyone.

"I put a high degree of weight on the impact of the victim and her family", O'Neill said.

The former comedian, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 60 women, was denied bail. "He gets on TV [and says, ] 'Pull your trousers up, black people".

Psychologists who testified on Monday and Tuesday differed on whether Cosby represented a continuing threat that merits the sexual predator classification. A renowned TV star and once known for breaking racial barriers have now been termed as a sexually violent predator by the Montgomery Country court.

Cosby, who has also been registered for life as a sexually violent predator, will serve his sentence in state prison.

"If she hadn't been able to stand in court, we wouldn't be standing here today", Welles said.

If a male comedian hadn't made that comment about Cosby, and if the clip of that comment hadn't gone viral, thus reigniting the decades-old whispers about Cosby's alleged pattern of abuses dating back to the 1960s, would we ever have LISTENED, really and truly listened?

"I am glad that Bill Cosby was convicted".

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