Bill Cosby to be locked up immediately after Monday Sentence

Judge bars parade of Bill Cosby accusers at sentencing hearing

Judge bars parade of Bill Cosby accusers at sentencing hearing

As previously reported, Cosby was found guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault back on April 26.

Cosby was the first celebrity to go to trial in the #MeToo era and could be the first to go to prison - perhaps for the rest of his days - after being convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

The answers will begin to emerge Monday, when the 81-year-old comedian appears in court in Pennsylvania for his sentencing.

His lawyers have said he will appeal the conviction, which observers say could push the case up to Pennsylvania's highest court and take several years. Judge O'Neill has had authority over the case for three years, after police arrested Cosby in December 2015 as well as during his trial in 2017 which ended in gridlock. Cosby has arrived at a Montgomery County courthouse alongside his spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson, ahead of a 9 a.m. hearing.

State sentencing guidelines, which are not mandatory, recommend a sentence between two and four years, Chanenson said.

Reportedly, Cosby is facing a punishment as severe as anything between thirty years of prison, or merely probation.




Cosby, once the beloved star of the 1980s television comedy "The Cosby Show", eventually faced accusations from some 60 women stretching back decades, some of which had always been known but previously failed to gain traction.

Some are now calling Cosby's conviction a "milestone" for #MeToo because men have long walked away from sexual abuse allegations with impunity, though allegations against the comedian predated the movement.

As of yesterday, Cosby was not listed on the state's sex offender registry.

But prosecutors are expected to paint him as a serial and unrepentant sexual predator, who has never admitted wrongdoing.

Some women who initially wanted to speak at the trial will not as it will slow down the process.

"I feel like I'm dreaming", Lili Bernard, who has accused Cosby of assault, said after the verdict. He also acknowledged obtaining quaaludes in the 1970s to give to women before sex.

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