Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in prison

Montgomery County, PA Sept. 25, 2018- Disgraced comedian, and television star, Bill Cosby was sentenced today to three to 10 years in a Pennsylvania State Prison. Cosby was found guilty in April 2018 on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault. 

Cosby’s legal team asked for bail pending appeal, but were denied by Judge Steven T. O’Neill. 

“I wasn’t sure what had actually happened but the pain spoke volumes,” accuser Andrea Constand said in an impact statement to the court. “The shame was overwhelming. Self-doubt and confusion kept me from turning to my family or friends as I normally did. I felt completely alone, unable to trust anyone, including myself.”

“So to say that he’s too old to do that — to say that he should get a pass, because it’s taken this long to catch up to what he’s done?” District Attorney Kevin Steele said, his voice rising. “What they’re asking for is a ‘get out of jail free’ card.”

During sentencing Cosby was given the classification as a sexual predator and must undergo lifetime counseling and report to authorities at predetermined times. His name will appear in the sex-offender registry and be sent to all neighbors, schools and victims upon release and anytime he moves. 

Since the original accusation, more than 60 women have come forward with accusations against Cosby. 

Booking photo courtesy of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility

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