Court Proceedings For Bill Cosby's Sentencing Begin
American actor and comedian, Bill Cosby faces a possible 30 years in prison after being convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Bill Cosby is facing prison time as he is sentenced this week for sexual assault, marking the fall from grace for one America’s most popular entertainers.
Cosby is due in court for a two-day sentencing hearing beginning today, Monday, September 24.
More than 60 women have accused the 81-year-old Cosby, who has been fondly called “America’s Dad” of sexual assault, but it’s only one case that resulted in criminal charges, that could land him behind bars.
Cosby was convicted in April on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.
He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison on each charge, but state guidelines recommend a sentence of about one to four years.
Constand, who had gotten to know Cosby when she was managing the women’s basketball team at Temple University, testified that the TV star gave her three blue pills, which caused her to pass out.
She awoke to find Cosby penetrating her with his fingers, touching her breasts, and placing her hand on his genitals.
Cosby plans to appeal against the conviction, and his lawyers will probably argue for leniency considering his age and frail health, as he is legally blind.
But prosecutors are expected to paint him as a serial and unrepentant sexual predator, who has never admitted wrongdoing.
The former entertainer – once known for his starring role on The Cosby Show – has always maintained that his encounters with Constand and other women were consensual.
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