Bill Cosby To Serve 3 To 10 Years In State Prison

Bill Cosby To Serve 3 To 10 Years In State Prison

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Bill Cosby has just been sentenced to three to 10 years for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand 14 years ago. He was sentenced by Judge Steven O’Neill this afternoon in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Cosby is 81 and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. He left the courthouse in handcuffs and is being taken immediately to a temporary cell. CNN is tweeting live, check it out below.

Prosecutors asked the judge for a sentence of five to 10 years in prison, while his defense attorney instead asked for a sentence of house arrest, and cited his advanced age and blindness as factors.

Cosby was convicted back April of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting Constand at his home in 2004. He was the first high-profile celebrity criminal trial of the #MeToo era. He has since been accused by dozens of women of drugging and sexually assaulting them over a span of a few decades. Judge O’Neill said in Court, ”This was a serious crime, Mr. Cosby this has all circled back to you. The day has come, the time has come.” The defense says they will appeal the conviction. Here’s what people have been saying on Twitter:

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