Bill Cosby Labeled A Predator, Sentenced To State Prison!

Angelo Anderson
September 25, 2018

Prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to give the comedian five to 10 years behind bars, while his lawyers asked for house arrest, saying the legally blind Cosby is too old and helpless to do time in prison.

Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault this spring against former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004; she attested that the comedian, a Temple trustee, gave her bills and wine, and raped her while she drifted in and out of consciousness.

Under that designation, Cosby will have to undergo monthly counseling and register as a sex offender with police for the rest of his life. His name will appear on a sex-offender registry sent to neighbors, schools and victims.

Cosby was also fined $25,000 and the cost of prosecution.

In determining whether or not Cosby deserved the full 10 year maximums on each of his three convictions, O'Neill had a few factors to consider.

Before sentencing Cosby on Tuesday, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill must rule on whether to designate Cosby a "sexually violent predator" under state law.

More than 50 other women have also accused him of sexual abuse going back decades, but because numerous complaints were too old to prosecute, the Constand case was the only allegation that led to criminal charges.

Constand said she now lives alone with her two dogs and has trouble trusting people. Prosecutors are asking for five to 10 years in prison.

Bill Cosby - one of the most iconic figures in modern US history, a multiplatform entertainer who revolutionized comedy in the 1960s and the television sitcom in the 1980s - will learn his fate Tuesday for drugging and molesting a woman who once saw him as a mentor.

"This should be a state prison sentence", said Steele, who said the state even has a prison facility for old and infirm inmates.

"Mr. Cosby is not unsafe", he said. It's not immediately clear if Cosby will actually be sentenced the same day.

Cosby, he said, has shown repeatedly that he feels no remorse over his actions. Cosby declined to participate in the evaluation by Dudley, who said she came to her determination by reviewing trial transcripts and other reports.

"Despite bullying tactics, despite PR teams and other folks trying to change the optics, as one lawyer for the defence put it, the bottom line is that nobody's above the law". "You heard me, the jury heard me and Mr. Cosby heard me".

In a statement submitted to the court and released Tuesday, Constand, now 45, that she has had to cope with years of anxiety and self-doubt.

"Now, nearly 15 years later, I'm a middle-aged woman who's been stuck in a holding pattern for most of her adult life, unable to heal fully or to move forward".

Another Cosby accuser in the courtroom, Lili Bernard, said: "There is solace, absolutely".

Constand is one of about 60 women who have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct.

Once a towering figure in late 20th century American popular culture and the first black actor to grace primetime United States television, he brought no character witnesses, declined to address the court or emphasize past years of philanthropic work as mitigating circumstances in his favour.

Cosby became the first black actor to star in a prime-time TV show, I Spy, in 1965. Cosby did not testify at either of his two trials. He remained a Hollywood A-lister for much of the next half-century. Soon after that proceeding, a series of women began levelling sexual misconduct allegations against influential men, launching the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements that have encouraged victims to speak up about their experiences.

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