Bill Cosby Deemed ‘Sexually Violent Predator’ & Ineligible for Early Prison Release
Surely a sigh of relief was had by Bill Cosby‘s defense team thanks to Gov. Tom Wolf‘s new prison order. Unfortunately, their hope was shortlived.
Bill Cosby has been held at the SCI Phoenix in Montgomery County prison. Gov. Wolf‘s concern about the COVID-19 epidemic drew serious enough to consider the institution uninhabital for at-risk inmates. This led to the decision to release inmates convicted of certain crimes. Given Bill Cosby is very much in the at-risk age, there was hope his release would follow. However, the seriousness of his crime is forcing him to stay locked up, according to TheWrap.
The 82-year-old’s publicist made a statement since the Montgomery County District Attorney Office’s decision. Referencing Cosby as a “non-violent elderly” inmate was a light touch to reach sympathy in the case. But it turns out being convicted of aggravated indecent assault on drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, titled him a “Sexually Violent Predator.”
His publicist said,
“Mr. Cosby is not eligible under Gov. Wolf’s order since he was convicted of a violent offense (aggravated indecent assault) and was determined to be a Sexually Violent Predator.”
As mentioned, there’s been a huge concern for Cosby’s well being. His defense team fears that the slight risk can be detrimental to their client. Donald Trump‘s earlier order to release non-violent offenders triggered this original statement from Cosby’s lawyer Andrew Wyatt:
“We are now making ready a motion to talk to the court and the condition to release Mr. Cosby from jail and area him less than property arrest for the duration of his sentence…We are not carrying out this simply because he is Bill Cosby, our issue is that he is 82, he is blind and has shut call with personnel who acquire him to his health care appointments each and every day in a wheelchair, they acquire him for his meals and thoroughly clean his mobile. If they get infected they could pass it on to him.”
Now, expectations can be lowered since Gov. Wolf has made it clear Bill Cosby will not be getting out any time soon. Meanwhile, Tiny Harris caught backlash after saying she believes he needs to be released.
Part 1. Tiny and her BFF Shekinah weigh in on Bill Cosby. Tiny says Cosby should be released early, Shekina doesn’t believe his victims, but later apologizes. pic.twitter.com/oBMAw1ABCN
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