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.
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?
Officials had anxious the water would overwhelm several pits where coal ash had been stored, potentially contaminating rivers. North Carolina governor Roy Cooper says the state is still tallying its storm damage, but says it will be in the billions .
The bottom camera has an 8MP (F2.4) Ultra Wide lens offering up to 120 degrees, capturing unrestricted wide-angle photos. Samsung , quite clearly, is bringing its latest mid-range phone in line with its other A-branded lineup.
All of them - defense related firms, officers of the GRU military intelligence agency, and people associated with the St. Beijing has not joined in the sanctions imposed on Moscow by the U.S. and its Western allies since 2014.
It was found out that there is some margin of error as falls on surfaces like carpets or foam failed to start the fall detector. Many reported that they could not trigger a fall alert on goal , but it's not clear if all of them had the feature turned on.
Trump has continued to highlight Kavanaugh's qualifications for the Supreme Court, touting his great legal mind and character. Each senator on the 21-member panel will be allowed five minutes to ask questions, said committee spokesman Taylor Foy.
This time he was denied by a point-blank save from Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga with his thigh at the near post. In his place was Michail Antonio, and the two best chances of the first half fell to the former Nottingham Forest man.
Ahwaz is in the centre of Khuzestan province, where there have been sporadic protests by the Arab minority in mainly Shia Iran . Iran will be scrambling to determine the motives for the Saturday's high-profile attack as it faces growing USA pressure.
49ers to work out former Texans quarterback
On Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Garoppolo suffered a torn ACL , thus ending his season . Now the 49ers will have to go back to life before Garoppolo for the rest of the season.
Can Russia curb Israel's actions in Syria?
Russian Federation in April had hinted that it would supply the S-300 to Assad's regime despite Israeli objections. The Russian IL-20 surveillance plane crashed near Latakia in northern Syria .
44 dead in Tanzania ferry accident, Video Gallery
And in 2011 almost 200 people were killed when the MV Spice Islander I sank off Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast near Zanzibar. Red Cross volunteers engaged in rescue efforts on and around Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania .
Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic
On Sept. 7, a tropical depression formed in the eastern Atlantic, about 500 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. Tropical Storm Kirk has formed off the coast of Sierra Leone and will trek westward over the next week.
Is Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination Doomed?
But holding onto Kavanaugh's nomination and going through an investigation is a political risk for Republicans . Meanwhile, Republicans viewed Ms Ford's requests as a way to delay voting on President Donald Trump's nominee.
Caron Butler Says Lakers Should Go After Jimmy Butler
Taylor is attending the NBA's Board of Governors meetings today in NY , which include owners and top basketball executives. Butler had requested a trade out of Minnesota even with training camp about to start on Tuesday, September 25.