Bill Cosby Sentenced To Three-To-Ten Years

Bill Cosby deemed a sexually violent predator, judge rules

Bill Cosby a 'sexually violent predator', court hears

About 20 minutes later, the judge returned and said bail was not appropriate.

Despite Cosby's stumble as seen above, the comedian didn't appear as dejected earlier. His lawyers asked for house arrest.

He did not say a word. Cosby will serve a minimum of three years and then be eligible for supervised release, according to NPR. Neither were his children.

He also noted victim Andrea Constand's own statement to the court, in which she said Cosby took her "beautiful, young spirit and crushed it". HuffPost reporter Alanna Vagianos, who reported from the courtroom on the day of his sentencing, noted that Cosby merely shook his head when told how long he would be in prison. Giving out the judgement Steven O' Neill said that it is time for justice.

"The suggestion that Mr. Cosby is risky is not supported by anything other than the frenzy", Green said, as demonstrators gathered outside the courthouse. "The day has come, the time has come". I have given you my impact statement. Constand's attorney put her arm around her shoulder as the judge handed down the sentence.

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Cosby showed no visible reaction to the sentence, which was close to the maximum that could be imposed. "So it's taken a long time to get there", Steele said.

Cosby removed his watch, tie and jacket and walked out with hands cuffed in front of him.

Cosby's lawyers called Foley to the stand as they fought to keep him from being declared a "sexually violent predator", which would make him subject to mandatory lifetime counseling and community notification. Cosby has been at the center of the #MeToo movement as dozens of women have come forward to accuse him of sexual assault. Cosby was booked into Montgomery County Correctional Facility and transferred to Pennsylvania's State Correctional Institute at Phoenix on Tuesday evening.

Found guilty on April 26 by a unanimous jury, the pioneering comedian and award-winning actor now risks becoming one of the most famous Americans ever sent to prison.

Several of his accusers held a lengthy and tearful press conference hailing his prison term and saying they were finally able to turn the page on years of horrific memories.

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In the years since Ms Constand first went to authorities in 2005, more than 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, though none of those claims have led to criminal charges.

Constand's case was the only one that was within the statute of limitations. Cosby didn't testify at either of his two trials. It was the first celebrity trial of the (hash) MeToo era.

Janice Dickinson laughed when Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former women's basketball coach at Temple University.

At least seven women who have accused Cosby of similar acts were present in the courtroom, but his wife of 54 years, Camille, was not.

Throughout the nearly two-day sentencing, the prosecution reiterated Cosby's crimes and what they call his "predatory" nature: "He violated Ms. Constand's trust, which, unbeknownst to her, he spent time and energy cultivating with the specific intent of having sexual contact with her".

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While Cosby did not cooperate with the Assessment Board's review, it drew on investigation documents, trial transcripts, and law enforcement interviews with Cosby and other witnesses in the case.

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