Bil Cosby Sentenced: 3 to 10 Years in Prison

Bil Cosby Sentenced: 3 to 10 Years in Prison

By Michael Candelori

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Bill Cosby has just been sentenced to 3 to 10 years in a Pennsylvania state prison. If Cosby serves to full term, he will be 91 when he is released. The judge has denied him bail. On top of that, Bill has been classified as a “sexually violent predator.” His name will now appear on the sex-offender registry, which is sent to neighbors and schools. He must also undergo lifetime counseling and report to authorities quarterly.

In imposing the sentence, the judge said, “I’m not permitted to treat him any differently based on who he is or who he was.” The judge added, “As she [Constand] said, Mr. Cosby, you took her beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it.” He told Constand, “I heard the very clear impact on your life.”

Cosby was found guilty on 3 counts of sexual assault after a 13 days trial that included testimonies from Andrea Constand and 5 other women who claimed they were drugged and sexually assaulted by him. Each count held a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Written by Clarke Jones