Television sitcom icon and comedian Bill Cosby has been ruled a sexually violent predator and received a sentence of three to 10 years in state prison for sexual assault.
Cosby was found guilty in April of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby was facing a maximum of 10 years in prison as the result of an agreement between his attorneys and prosecutors that combined the three counts into one conviction for the purposes of sentencing.
Cosby has been accused by several women of drugging and molesting them during the course of his career.
Judge Steven T. O’Neill also ruled that Cosby, 81, will be labeled a sexually violent predator and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Cosby will also have lifetime mandatory sex offender counseling with a treatment provider and the community will receive notification whenever he changes or purchases residence.