Bill Cosby Officially Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison

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After a long, ongoing and very public case, actor Bill Cosy was officially sentenced to three to 10 years in prison on Tuesday, September 25.

Cosby was first arrested in December of 2015 following accusations of sexual assault by Andrea Constsand dating back to 2004. Shortly after Andrea’s accusations surfaced, several other women came forward accusing Cosby of similar acts. His first trial in 2017 ended with a hung jury.

According to The New York Times, ten of his accusers, including Mrs. Constand, were present at his sentencing. “It is time for justice, Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you,” Judge O’Neill said during the trial. “The day has come. The time has come.”

Andrea Constand reportedly took the stand at his trial, asking for justice “as the court sees fit.” Prosecutors then released her victim-impact statement.

CNN reports that prosecutors asked for a sentence of five to 10 years in prison. However, Cosby’s defense attorney asked for a sentence of house arrest, citing Cosby’s advanced age and blindness. Cosby will go straight to prison as the judge denied him a request to remain free on bail while he attempts an appeal.

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