Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years for sexual assault

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Comedian Bill Cosby has been sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison, according to the District Attorney.

Cosby, 81, was found guilty in April of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.

Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill has denied bail to Bill Cosby, according to a tweet from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office.

Prior to sentencing, O’Neill declared Cosby a “sexually violent predator” on Tuesday as a first step toward sentencing him for assaulting Constand.

The classification means that Cosby must undergo monthly counseling for the rest of his life and report quarterly to authorities. His name will appear on a sex-offender registry sent to neighbors, schools and victims.

Cosby assaulted Constand, a Temple University women’s basketball administrator, at his suburban Philadelphia estate in 2004.

Constand spoke in court Monday asking for “Justice as the court sees fit,” according to CNN.

Prosecutors asked a judge on Monday to sentence Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting 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.”

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