Disgraced comic Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in jail at a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania courthouse on Tuesday for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 in his Pennsylvania house, a number of retailers experiences.
Decide Steven T. O’Neill advised Cosby that his ‘time has come,” as he handed down his choice.
“This was a critical crime,” Decide Steven T. O’Neill advised him in court docket. “Mr. Cosby this has all circled again to you. The day has come, the time has come.”
Including that “No one is above the legislation due to the place they reside, who they’re, wealth, fame, celeb and even philanthropy.”
O’Neill rejected Cosby’s protection legal professionals’ request to enable him to stay free on bail.
Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state jail.
— Montgomery County DA (@MontcopaDA) September 25, 2018
In April, the 81-year-old was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault and was positioned on home arrest by the choose till his sentencing.
Cosby initially confronted up to 30 years in jail, however the prosecutors and the protection agreed to merge the costs towards the comic, who now faces a most 10 years, in accordance to CNN.
Cosby’s protection staff argued on Monday that their shopper ought to obtain a lenient sentence due to his age, diminishing well being and his years of philanthropy.
Psychologist Kristen Dudley, a member of the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Evaluation Board advised the court docket that the octogenarian must be labeled a “sexually violent predator” as a result of he has a psychological dysfunction that consists of impulses towards non-consenting ladies, per CNN.
“The behaviors are past their controls, so they’re urged to act on it. He’s seemingly to reoffend,” mentioned Dudley.
On Tuesday, Decide O’Neill labeled him a “sexually violent predator.” He’ll now have to register as such with state police for the remainder of his life, in addition to participate in lifetime intercourse offender counseling and his title will seem on the registry despatched to faculties, neighbors and victims, CNN experiences.
Cosby, who was generally known as “America’s Dad” following his iconic function in The Cosby Present, has seen a fall from grace since renewed sexual assault allegations surfaced towards him 4 years in the past.