'Sexually violent predator' Cosby to spend at least three years in jail

For Bill Cosby and chief accuser, a day of reckoning arrives

This is the prison Bill Cosby is expected to spend the next three to 10 years of his life for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

"This has been a long journey to justice for all of the accusers - particularly for Andrea Contand and her family", attorney Gloria Allred told reporters outside the courtroom in Norristown, PA, referring to the woman Cosby sexually assaulted in 2004.

Cosby, 81, was sentenced to three to 10 years by Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O'Neill.

"Sexually Violent Predator" status requires lifetime registration, lifetime mandatory sex offender counseling with a treatment provider and notification of the community that a "sexually violent predator" lives in the area. He will also be on the sex offenders list sent to schools and neighbours.

It was the second time Cosby had stood trial for the allegations, after an earlier jury failed to reach a verdict in June 2017. In typical self-pitying fashion, Cosby filed a lawsuit against seven women, saying they cost him those deals.

A jury of seven men and five women took 14 hours to find him guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

The woman Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting said in a statement released at the comedian's sentencing Tuesday that she has had to cope with years of anxiety and self-doubt that have left her "stuck in a holding pattern". However, the judge wasn't feeling that at all and deemed Cosby a "sexually violent predator".

Feden pressed for those charges against Cosby back in 2015, before the Me Too movement put a spotlight on sexual misconduct. "Judgment day has come", said Gloria Allred in a press appearance while it rained. Prosecutors asked for five to 10 years behind bars, saying the comic could still be a threat to women.

"When the sexual assault happened, I was a young woman brimming with confidence and looking forward to a future bright with possibilities", she wrote in her five-page statement.

Toronto Blue Jays will not retain John Gibbons for 2019 season
It looks like the Toronto Blue Jays won't be wasting any time in confirming one of the worst-kept secrets in baseball. He'll be the Astros closer as they had back to the playoffs and look to defend their World Series title.

Google Lifting the Sweeping Ban on Cryptocurrency Advertisements
We'll see if any other platforms follow suit now that both Facebook and Google are back on board with cryptocurrency advertising. This new policy is applicable to advertisers located anywhere, but the ads can only be run in the US and Japan.

Trump to present Middle East peace plan in coming months
Israel should abandon policies that undermine the possibility of a peace agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday. He added: "A lot of progress has been made, Israel and the Palestinians want to do something".

Throughout the nearly two-day sentencing, the prosecution reiterated Cosby's crimes and what they call his "predatory" nature: "He violated Ms. Constand's trust, which, unbeknownst to her, he spent time and energy cultivating with the specific intent of having sexual contact with her". His defense requested that he be able to serve his term on house arrest instead of prison, considering he's old and blind and a celebrity, but the judge said, in so many words: Hell no. Prison for you.

Defence lawyers argue that Cosby should be confined to house arrest, as he has been since his conviction, arguing that he is too old and too frail - the actor says he is legally blind - to endure a correctional facility. "The courageous survivors who spoke out and the diligent prosecutors made his trial and conviction possible", Ossorio says.

On Monday there had been legal debate over whether Cosby deserved the violent predator label.

Constand's case was the only one that was within the statute of limitations.

"You rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the insane down a couple notches".

But proving those allegations in criminal court is another story, and Cosby's conviction shows how hard that remains.

Cosby's wife, Camille Cosby, wrote in a statement that he was "denied his right to a fair trial" and accused Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele of using falsified evidence against him.

During the sentencing, Cosby sat motionless in a courtroom packed with about 200 people. He went on to become hugely famous as the wise and understanding Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show". Cosby, 81, once considered to be "America's Dad", had no witnesses testify in his defense today. He remained a Hollywood A-lister for much of the next half-century.

Related News:

  • Childish Gambino Postpones Concert Amid Foot Injury!

    Childish Gambino Postpones Concert Amid Foot Injury!

    Gambino departed without any warning, and without playing his hit songs Redbone and 3005, which surprised the packed crowd. It's unclear how he got the injury, though some fans think he misstepped during a dance routine.
    Shocking! Actress names 'Kaala' actor for sexual harassment

    Shocking! Actress names 'Kaala' actor for sexual harassment

    She narrated an incident which resulted in her vehicle getting vandalised on the sets of the film Horn Ok Please . Agar nahi deti, toh film nahi milegi (If you don't put out, you won't get the film)", Tanushree said.
    Cardinal attacks Vatican 'betrayal' over China accord

    Cardinal attacks Vatican 'betrayal' over China accord

    The agreement recognises eight bishops, each of which had been appointed without the Pope - or his predecessors - being involved. If not, "both sides will engage in a dialogue, and Beijing would eventually be expected to submit the name of another candidate".
  • Paul John Vasquez Dies: The ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Actor Was 48

    Paul John Vasquez Dies: The ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Actor Was 48

    He credited his mother and father, who worked as a musician and chef respectively, for getting him to pursue a career in the arts. He is the second actor from the long-running drama series to die in recent months, after Alan O'Neill died in June age 47.
    New Roku Premiere makes 4K UHD cheaper than ever before

    New Roku Premiere makes 4K UHD cheaper than ever before

    The Roku Premiere now occupies the $40 spot for Roku's lineup, offering a very compact, tiny form factor and 4K playback support. Roku OS 8.2 is rolling out to Roku TVs now, while Roku OS 9 hits streaming players in early November and TVs in early 2019.
    Kavanaugh's lawyer defends him over 'Renate' references in high school yearbook

    Kavanaugh's lawyer defends him over 'Renate' references in high school yearbook

    Dianne Feinstein , the recipient of the private letter written by Ford that initially aired the allegations. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh to be heard, so I want a process with decorum and fairness", she told ABC News.
  • Comerica Park food service worker charged with felony for spitting on pizza

    Comerica Park food service worker charged with felony for spitting on pizza

    There is no lawyer listed for Kerley, AP reported, and he may struggle to afford one, as he was sacked after his arrest on Sunday. On September 21, 2018, it is alleged that Jaylon Kerley spat on a pizza he was preparing and covered his saliva with pizza sauce.
    Flu vaccine available to all Henderson County students in October

    Flu vaccine available to all Henderson County students in October

    Health experts across the country recommend that everyone 6 months and older, including pregnant women, get a flu vaccine. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs.
    Mathematician may have cracked $1 million riddle

    Mathematician may have cracked $1 million riddle

    So, the US$1 million prize goes to someone who can prove that the equation applies to all prime numbers. Atiyah's proof of the Riemann hypothesis seemed simplistic when juxtaposed with previous solutions.
  • Trump dismisses 'drunk' Kavanaugh accuser as initial Senate vote scheduled

    Trump dismisses 'drunk' Kavanaugh accuser as initial Senate vote scheduled

    He said he "did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter". Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is denying new allegations of sexual misconduct , saying they're from the "Twilight Zone".
    Dunkin' Donuts is Officially Dropping 'Donuts'

    Dunkin' Donuts is Officially Dropping 'Donuts'

    The coffee chain will also be simplifying its menu, adding new items like Donut fries, and adding dedicated mobile ordering lanes. Dunkin' Donuts will be " Donuts " no more, as the company plans to drop the sweet treat from its name come January.
    Manchester United eyes record revenue despite shaky league start

    Manchester United eyes record revenue despite shaky league start

    When asked why the team isn't attacking more, he said : "I can't tell you because I'm a player". I like the feeling of the knockout: you win you are in the competition, you lose you are out.

Most liked

Kelly Bryant will transfer, calls demotion a "slap in the face"
Even though I don't think this is a great decision, I certainly respect it, and it doesn't change anything I feel for Kelly. The senior missed the last two days of practice after Swinney told him Lawrence was now the starter.

Jimmy Butler Wants Timberwolves To Trade Him To Heat
Others who have made contact include the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets , Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers. Second, if Jimmy is on your team and locker room problems begin to occur, odds are that Butler was part of it.

Canada deal in doubt; focus shifts to Japan trade talks
Another sticking point is Canada's protected dairy industry, which isn't in the current deal but where the US wants concessions. Trump should submit the final version of the NAFTA deal by September 30 despite not meeting compromise with Canada.

Voldemort had separated his soul into seven horcruxes, which Harry had systematically destroyed in the final book in the series. It's unclear how the snake will factor into the film, but she seems to be involved in the circus that Ezra Miller's appears in.

Meghan Markle closing vehicle door herself sparks social media reaction
Meanwhile, The Sun's royal correspondent Emily Andrews tweeted: "A princess who still takes the time to shut her vehicle door". William Hanson, an etiquette and protocol coach, tweeted that the door close was not a protocol breach.

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour leader's speech
In a direct attack on Sir Keir's pledge, he said: "We have to respect that the United Kingdom voted to leave". She said Labour should then go to Brussels and say: "The grown-ups are here now".

New Zealand - How Microsoft aims to bring AI to the masses
Along with Windows 10, this service also supports Windows 7, which is still a big deal in the enterprise environment. This service combines all of the company's advanced threat protection services into one Microsoft 365 offering.

Jurgen Klopp: don’t forget Chelsea in Premier League title race
Phil Thompson says Jurgen Klopp needs to win a trophy this season - and the Carabao Cup could provide a great opportunity. The pressure is already there. "We lost important players during the summer, so we had to replace them and we did".

Cosby sent to prison; geriatric unit across state could await
The punishment came at the end of a two-day hearing at which the judge also declared Cosby a "sexually violent predator". According to CNN executive producer David Gelles, Wyatt later added, "They persecuted Jesus and look what happened".

Former Tropical Storm Kirk could make a comeback
Another system, about 260 miles south of Cape Hatteras, N.C., could become a tropical depression today as it moves northwestward. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 36 hours.

Abramovich Denied Residency in Switzerland Over Security Concerns, Media Reports
The newspaper said that police argued he was linked to "alleged money laundering and alleged contacts to criminal organisations". Abramovich's British visa, which was granted before more rigorous regulations were instituted in April 2015, expired in April.

Zverev comeback seals Laver Cup win for Europe
South African Kevin Anderson avenged his Wimbledon final defeat by Novak Djokovic with victory over the Serb in the Laver Cup team competition.

Brett Kavanaugh’s College Classmates Out Him as ‘Sloppy Drunk’
Susan Collins of Maine, Arizona's Jeff Flake and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski _ would react to the latest accusation. But other outlets like the New York Times refused to report it because her account could not be corroborated.

Gary Lineker reacts on Twitter to Derby County's win over Manchester United
Sources have told ESPN FC the midfielder was open to a move away from the club in the summer amid interest from Barcelona . Phil Jones finally missed from the spot after 15 successful penalties in a high quality shootout.

Obesity will kill more women than smoking in 25 years
With higher rates of obesity and fewer smokers among women than men, the narrowing is happening faster among women. It said only around one in seven people in the United Kingdom are aware of the link between obesity and cancer.