Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3 To 10 Years For 2004 Sexual Assault

Tuesday, September 25th 2018, 2:14 pm
By: News 9

Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home.

Judge Steven O'Neill said it's "time for justice" as he sentenced Cosby on Tuesday, five months after his conviction in the first celebrity trial of the (hash)MeToo era. Cosby was also fined $25,000.

O’Neill told Cosby that he's not entitled to bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction.

Prosecutors were seeking a sentence of five to 10 years in prison. They were arguing that Cosby should remain on home confinement pending appeals. O'Neill says Cosby had no right to it.

The 81-year-old comedian did not make a statement in court. Cosby sat back in his chair, his head on the headrest, as the sentence was read.

The entertainer once known as "America's Dad" was convicted in April of sexually assaulting Temple University athletics administrator Andrea Constand in 2004.

Constand is one of about 60 women who have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct.