Cosby faces possibility of 10-year prison sentence

Posted by Grand News | 25 September 2018 | 1,160 times


81-year-old Bill Cosby may be looking at the possibility of spending 10 years in prison, a reduction from its potentially 30 years jail sentence after prosecutors and defence attorneys agreed to merge the three counts of his conviction into one for sentencing purposes, according to media report.

Prosecutors asked a judge on Monday to sentence Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, saying he had shown “no remorse” for his actions.

“This is about a person who put himself in a situation of being a mentor, but we know he had other intentions just from the beginning,” District Attorney Kevin Steele said.

“We know that from the statements he made. What he saw in Andrea the first time he laid eyes on her. What his plan was. To get to the point they were going to get to. And that didn’t involve consent.”

However, Cosby’s defense attorney, Joseph P. Green, asked for a sentence of house arrest, citing Cosby’s advanced age and blindness.

“Mr. Cosby is not dangerous,” he said. “Eighty-one-year-old blind men who are not self-sufficient are not a danger, unless perhaps to themselves.”

The sentence is expected to come on Tuesday after Judge Steven T. O’Neill decides whether Cosby should be classified a “sexually violent predator.” The determination would require him to register with state police and submit to sex-offender counseling and notification for life.

Cosby was convicted in April of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting Constand at his home in 2004, in the first high-profile celebrity criminal trial of the #MeToo era.

Source: Grand News

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