Prosecutors Want Bill Cosby in Prison on Monday After Sentencing

24 September, 2018, 17:04 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • Bill Cosby better enjoy what little freedom he's got left'cause prosecutors in his sexual assault case want him locked behind bars Monday morning

Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts against him - but the judge could impose a longer or shorter sentence.

His lawyers have said he will appeal the conviction, which observers say could push the case up to Pennsylvania's highest court and take several years. Since then, more than 60 women have come forward with allegations against him.

But Cosby's conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault refers exclusively to accusations from Constand, a former employee at Temple University in Philadelphia, Cosby's alma mater.

The trial - his second, after the jury in a first trial failed to reach a verdict - was the first of a celebrity accused of sexual assault since the beginning of the #MeToo movement. According to TMZ, prosecutors are hoping things will go differently at Monday's sentencing hearing.

The stunning outburst marked a stark contrast from Cosby's relatively quiet public profile in recent years.

Lasha, who wept during her testimony at the trial last spring, said she prays Cosby is sentenced to 30 years.


The former entertainer - once known for his starring role on The Cosby Show - has never admitted guilt. "The judge is going to get less flak if they see Bill Cosby walk out in cuffs".

Cosby plans to appeal against the conviction, and his lawyers will probably argue for leniency considering his age and frail health. That would make him subject to lifetime counseling and community notification. The hearings will also determine whether Cosby is designated a sexually violent predator. Neighbors and schools will be warned he is living nearby.

The court documents, obtained by the site, however, did specify that the prosecutor's request to include additional women who did not testify at the trial was denied.

"I really think it's important that he spend some time behind bars", said Lise-Lotte Lublin, who said Cosby assaulted her when she was 23 in 1989. "At some point, he should acknowledge what he's done, and do the time for the crime". He remained a Hollywood A-lister for much of the next half-century, hitting his peak in the 1980s with the top-rated "Cosby Show" as the warm, wisecracking dad, Dr. Cliff Huxtable.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Lublin and Lasha have done.

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