Published: Wed, September 26, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3 To 10 Years In Jail

Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3 To 10 Years In Jail

One hopes the 35 women that bravely told their stories in a stunning New York Magazine story, and the 60 - SIXTY - women cited in a USA Today story after Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in a state prison after being found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault ...

As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pointed out in their sentencing memorandum asking for the maximum prison time, "These assaults spanned decades and demonstrate an ingrained pattern of criminality".

USA television icon Bill Cosby, 81, has been sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.

"It has been a long time coming, but it arrived when a convicted felon named William H. Cosby Jr. left the courtroom in handcuffs headed off to state prison for his crimes", Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said after the sentencing.

NAIJ.com had reported that various women came out to reveal how 78-year-old American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist, Bill Cosby defiled them. The time has come. As he gets settled into his new home for the next few years, Cosby's mugshot has been released to the public.

Here's another nugget from the Bill Cosby trial before his sentencing. He says the comedian's lawyers wouldn't let him discuss certain matters, including the sexual assault that led to his conviction or his admission that he gave quaaludes to women before sex.

It was the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

But only one case had not surpassed the statute of limitations: the alleged assault of Andrea Constand.

Bill Cosby leaving the courthouse yesterday, about to enjoy his last night of house arrest before years of incarceration.

He was also branded a "sexually violent predator" by a Pennsylvania judge for assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago. The defense wanted Cosby sent home on house arrest. "I put a high degree of weight on the impact of the crime on the victim and her family", said O'Neill.

Constand later led a class action lawsuit of 13 women who claimed they had been abused by Cosby, which was settled out of court in 2006. "He gets on TV [and says, ] 'Pull your trousers up, black people". Montgomery Country Judge Steven O' Neill sentenced Bill Cosby after hearing to the arguments and also tagged him as a sexually violent predator.

It means Cosby - once dubbed "America's dad" for his role as Dr Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show - must undergo counselling for life and report to authorities every three months.

The sentence was delivered after Cosby had been ruled a "sexually violent predator".

In a sentencing memorandum, prosecutors said that "extraordinary display of disrespect" was evidence of "who this convicted criminal defendant actually is".

Constand said she now lives alone with her two dogs and has trouble trusting people. Cosby did not testify at either of his two trials.

Cosby's legal team called their own psychologist, Timothy Foley, who argued the former TV star had "extremely low" odds of re-offending because he is "81, blind, has been convicted of a sex offense and will be supervised".

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