Update 09/25/18 2:23 PM: Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in a Pennsylvania State prison and was denied bail. If he finished the maximum time alotted he will be 91 years of age upon his exit.
TMZ reports the presiding judge declared:
“I’m not permitted to treat him any differently based on who he is or who he was. As she [Constand] said, Mr. Cosby, you took her beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it. I heard the very clear impact on your life.”
Original Story: Bill Cosby will have a last chance to present his defense to the court on Tuesday under the watchful eye of a Pennsylvania judge that sentenced him on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Montgomery County prosecutors asked a judge on Monday to condemn Cosby to five to 10 years in jail for the 2004 rape of Andrea Constand, saying he had indicated “no remorse” for his activities.
Be that as it may, Cosby’s defense lawyer, Joseph P. Green, requested a sentence of house capture, referring to Cosby’s propelled age and visual deficiency.
“Mr. Cosby is not dangerous,” he said. “Eighty-one-year-old blind men who are not self-sufficient are not a danger, unless perhaps to themselves.”
Judge Steven T. O’Neill will issue the sentence on Tuesday after he chooses whether Cosby ought to be ordered a “sexually violent predator.” The assurance would require Cosby to enlist with state police and submit to sex-offender counseling and notification forever.
On the off chance that he should serve time, he could be arrested instantly after the judge articulates the sentence.
Cosby was found guilty in April for three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting Constand at his home in 2004, in the first high-profile celebrity criminal trial of the #MeToo era.
In spite of the fact that the charges each convey a possible sentence of 10 years, Judge O’Neill reported that the charges had been converged into one since they all originate from a similar occasion. The state condemning rules show 22 to 36 months in jail, plus or minus 12 months because of aggravating or mitigating circumstances.
Monday’s hearing additionally highlighted victim impact statements from Constand and her family. Constand, whose testimony at trial was fundamental to the argument against Cosby, represented only a couple of minutes in court.
“I have testified, I have given you my victim impact statement,” Constand said. “You heard me, the jury heard me and Mr. Cosby heard me. All I’m asking for is justice as the court sees fit.”