Bill Cosby Sentenced 3-10 Years In State Prison For Drugging, Assaulting Woman In 2004
By CBS News // September 25, 2018
judge calls Cosby a 'sexually violent predator'
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(CBS NEWS) – Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago, becoming the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison.
Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill handed down the sentence after he ruled Cosby to be a “sexually violent predator” for the assault on Temple University women’s basketball administrator Andrea Constand at the comedian’s estate near Philadelphia in 2004.
“It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come,” O’Neill said. He quoted from Constand’s own statement to the court, in which she said Cosby took her “beautiful, young spirit and crushed it.”
Cosby declined the opportunity to address the court before the sentence came down. The punishment all but completed the dizzying, late-in-life fall for the comedian, former TV star and breaker of racial barriers.
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