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Bill Cosby's conviction for his indecent assault is scheduled for September



Cosby was found guilty for three months last month of severe sexual assault over drug abuse and sexual assault on Andrea Constand at his home in a suburban Philadelphia area in 2004.

The 80-year-old comedian faces up to ten years imprisonment in every count, although the actual sentence is likely to be much shorter.

"He was convicted of three counts of (indecent assault), so technically that would be up to 30 years," said Kevin Steele Montgomery County district attorney's office afterward. "However, we need to look at a merger of these numbers to determine what the final maximum will be."

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Some legal experts have said that they do not believe that Cosby will spend any time behind bars. His defense team has said that he will appeal the verdict, and it is possible that O'Neill will allow Cosby to stay on house arrest until that appeal is dissolved.
For now, Cosby is not allowed to leave his Pennsylvania home. If he leaves the state for another house, it would have to be arranged in advance and he would have to wear a GPS monitor, the judge ruled.
Janice Baker-Kinney, who testified that Cosby was drugged and raped, said in 1982 that he should spend time in jail.

"I think it's important that he spends time in jail, and it would not break my heart to see him spend the rest of his life in jail." Kinney said after the verdict.

In general, judges can consider any number of factors in the conviction. Cosby's age, his health, the philanthropic work he has done over the last few decades, and his lack of previous criminal convictions, will likely all be taken into account in the decision.

Cosby's guilty verdict was the first conviction of a high-profile criminal celebrity since the rise of the #Metoo movement, which has forced a public bill with influential men abusing their power.


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