Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3-10 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault of Andrea Constand

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania—Bill Cosby was sentenced to several years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago.

Judge Steven O’Neill gave Cosby, 81, a sentence of between three and 10 years in prison after for attacking Andrea Constand in 2004. Constand is one of more than 60 women who have accused the previously beloved comedian of preying on them over the past five decades.

“It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come,” O’Neill said.

Cosby was denied bail and remanded to state custody for immediate transfer to prison. Cosby took his suit jacket off and rolled up the sleeves of his white dress shirt. Minutes later, he was escorted out of the courtroom in handcuffs, with sheriff’s deputies on either side.


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