16
May
2018

Bill Cosby Required To Register As Sex Offender, Date For Sexual Assault Sentencing Announced

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Bill Cosby Required To Register As Sex Offender, Date For Sexual Assault Sentencing Announced

Bill Cosby will be sentenced Sept. 24, almost five months to the day after he was convicted of sexual assault. Cosby’s lawyers asked Judge Steven O’Neill to delay sentencing until the end of the year.

Cosby’s convictions on three counts of aggravated indecent assault will likely be combined into one charge that carries a standard sentence of five to 10 years in prison.

The 81-year-old comedian has been a prisoner in his Philadelphia mansion since his April 26 conviction and he hasn’t been heard from since lashing out at a prosecutor in court that day.

The judge ordered Cosby to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet and said he needed permission to leave the home, where jurors concluded he drugged and molested Andrea Constand in January 2004.

Even then, Cosby can go out only to visit his lawyers or the doctor.

Before sentencing, Cosby must undergo an assessment to determine if he is a sexually violent predator. Because of his conviction, he will also be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.

As previously reported, Constand testified at Cosby’s trial that the comedian knocked her out with three blue pills he called “your friends” and then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay immobilized, unable to resist or say no.

Cosby claimed the encounter was consensual, saying he gave her the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl to relax. His lawyers have vowed to appeal, but that can’t happen until Cosby is sentenced.

Constand’s testimony and that of five other accusers allowed prosecutors to uncloak Cosby — who solidified his reputation as a family man by playing Dr. Cliff Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” — as a manipulative predator who used his built-in trust to trick women into taking powerful intoxicants so he could violate them.

One woman pointedly called Cosby a “serial rapist,” and another asked him through her tears, “You remember, don’t you, Mr. Cosby?”

 

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