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Bill Cosby's Prosecutors Want Him Immediately Locked Up Monday After Sentencing

24 September 2018

The court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, has scheduled two days for the sentencing, to give witnesses the opportunity to speak before the judge.

Cosby will be sentenced at Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas and the 81-year-old is facing 30 years in prison.

Bill Cosby's downfall from "America's Dad" to convicted felon will reach its final chapter in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Monday, when a judge will begin deciding whether to sentence the 80-year-old comedian to prison for sexual assault.

Accusers Lise-Lotte Lublin and Chelan Lasha, who, with Gloria Allred, spoke to the Associated Press said that they hope they will be able to read victim impact statements before Cosby is sentenced on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault. The state guidelines for someone like Cosby, with no prior convictions, call for about one to four years behind bars.

In June 2017, she described being given pills that left her "frozen" and unable to stop Cosby from assaulting her.

Prosecutors will ask for him to be sent straight to prison, while his lawyers are likely to appeal for him to remain under house arrest pending the outcome of any appeals, celebrity website TMZ reported.

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O'Neill will also consider whether Cosby should be classified as a sexually violent predator. At sentencing, the judge will also have to decide whether he can remain free on bail while he pursues an appeal.

But the Buress clip was the first rumble of an avalanche bearing down on Cosby, prompting dozens of women to come forward with their own stories of abuse by the entertainer, eventually leading to his arrest and subsequent conviction.

However, the New York Times reports that the judge has denied a prosecution request to allow women to testify at the sentencing hearing whose allegations of molestation did not lead to criminal charges. The first trial, at which only one other accuser testified, resulted in a hung jury.

Bill Cosby will face sentencing for his crimes against Andrea Constand on Monday.

Demetra Mehta, Cosby's lawyer, stated that "it's the modern-day version of a scarlet letter".

Bill Cosby's Prosecutors Want Him Immediately Locked Up Monday After Sentencing