Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison
After a two-day hearing, Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand 14 years ago, and judge declared him a 'sexually violent predator'. In other terms, Cosby will have to register as a sex offender.
“America’s dad” was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April 2018. It was the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. The comedian has been on house arrest since the conviction.
"It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come," Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill said. He quoted from victim Andrea Constand's statement to the court, in which she said Cosby took her "beautiful, young spirit and crushed it."
Shortly before the sentence was announced, Cosby was given a chance to speak. He declined. His wife of 54 years, Camille, was not in court.