Cosby was sentenced to a term of three to 10 years in state prison. Credit Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

BILL COSBY FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT – sentenced to 3 to 10 years for drugging, sexually assaulting Andrea Constand

BILL COSBY FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT – sentenced to 3 to 10 years for drugging, sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.
Former comedian Bill Cosby will serve three to 10 years in state prison, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill ruled on Tuesday. The former television superstar, who traded on a squeaky clean, fatherly image, was sentenced after being found guilty of three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in April in one of the most widely publicized trials in modern history.

Cosby’s legal team asked that he be released on bail, pending his appeal. However, the judge denied that request. He will be sent to prison immediately as Judge O’Neill deemed that he could “quite possibly be a danger to the community.”

The sentence is significantly lighter than the possible maximum sentence for his crimes, each of which carry up to 10 years in prison, meaning he could have served a 30-year maximum sentence. However, District Attorney Kevin Steel asked O’Neill Monday to sentence Cosby, 81, to five to 10 years in state prison. However, Cosby’s defence team argued that even that would cause “excessive hardship” to the elderly star.

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