Bill Cosby Required To Register As Sex Offender, Sentencing Date Set For September
Last month, Bill Cosby was found guilty on three counts of committing aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand in 2004, at his Philadelphia home.
While it was said that each count could carry as many as 10 years in prison, CNN reported on Tuesday that Cosby won’t be sentenced until September 24 and 25, according to a ruling on Tuesday by Judge Steven T. O’Neill, who presided over his trial. The actual sentence is expected to be below the maximum, according to CNN.
Before the September sentencing, Cosby must undergo an assessment to determine if he is a sexually violent predator, and due to his conviction, he will also be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.
As of now, Cosby remains free on a $1 million bond after his April 26 conviction. He has been subject to GPS monitoring, needs permission to leave his Philadelphia-area home and is only permitted to visit his lawyers or doctors.
If you are wondering why the sentencing is going to take two days, the victim-impact statements could take up more than a full day to hear. As of now, 40 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault.
Constand testified that when she visited Cosby’s home back in 2004, the comedian drugged her out with three blue pills he called “your friends.” He later describing them as Benadryl which is an over-the-counter allergy medication, and then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay immobilized, unable to resist or say no.
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Source: USA Today