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Bill Cosby, known as “America’s Dad” during the 80s and 90s, was sentenced today (TuesdaySeptember 25th 2018) to 3 to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home 14 years ago.
Judge Steven O’Neill at Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, said: “This was a serious crime… Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The day has come, the time has come. No one is above the law, and no one should be treated differently.”
Cosby’s bail was revoked and he was escorted from the courthouse in handcuffs.
In addition, Judge Steven O’Neill at Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, said that Mr. Cosby will be classified as a “Sexually Violent Predator” a determination that requires lifetime registration, lifetime mandatory sex offender counseling with a treatment provider and notification to the community that a “sexually violent predator” lives in the area.
After the sentence, Andrew Wyatt, Cosby’s spokesperson unleashed on the judge, prosecutors and the media, calling the prosecution “the most racist and sexist trial in the history of the United States.”. He also said that “Mr. Cosby was doing well because he knows that these are lies. They persecuted Jesus and look what happened. (I’m) not saying Mr. Cosby’s Jesus, but we know what this country has done to black men for centuries.”
Constand’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, who represents several women who say they were assaulted by Cosby, praised the sentence as a long
journey to justice.
“We’re glad that judgment day has finally come for Mr. Cosby… Mr Cosby has shown no remorse and there has been no justice for many of the accusers who were barred from a court by the arbitrary time limits imposed by the statute of limitations” Gloria Allred Said
Bill Cosby was convicted in April 26th 2018 of aggravated indecent assault… On April 26th 2018 jury found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004. The April 26th 2018 verdict came a year after Cosby’s previous trial, ended in a mistrial.