Alyssa Alibaksh | Report
Comedian Bill Cosby will be serving three to 10 years in state prison for the sexual assault and drugging of a Canadian woman.
Montgomery Court Judge Steven O’Neill sentenced Cosby on Tuesday, five months after his conviction, denying Cosby’s request for bail pending appeal.
The 81-year-old declined an opportunity to address the court before his sentencing.
“This is a serious crime,” said judge O’Neill, “Mr.Cosby this has all circled back to you. The day has come, the time has come.”
The actor, known to be “America’s Dad,” was convicted in April for the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand, Temple University’s then athletics administrator.
Cosby has been deemed a sexually violent predator and will be listed on the sex offender registry. He is set to pay a fine of $25,000.
According to the public affairs manager of the Montgomery court, Corrie Emerson, Cosby will be transferred to SCI Phoenix, a state prison in Collegeville.
Cosby will be the first celebrity serving jail time for sexual misconduct in the #Metoo era.
Featured image from Toronto Star.