Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 60 women. A judge is expected to sentence the former "Cosby Show" star on Tuesday. His name will appear on a sex-offender registry sent to neighbors, schools and victims.
He was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former administrator at his alma mater Temple University, at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004. "No remorse. In many ways, you're led to believe he seemingly doesn't think he's done anything wrong". He also offered Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele the alternate option of incorporating their testimony into the prosecution's statement.
"This is about a person who put himself in a situation of being a mentor, but we know he had other intentions just from the beginning", he added.
"What does an 81-year-old man do in prison?" defense attorney Joseph Green asked on Day 1 of the sentencing hearing for Cosby, who is legally blind and dependent on others.
"Mr Cosby is not risky". "Eighty-one-year-old blind men who are not self-sufficient are not a danger, unless perhaps to themselves". Other than agreeing to a sentencing for Cosby, lawyers will also battle over whether he will be designated a sexually violent predator. If he must serve time, he could be taken into custody immediately.
Cosby previously was facing up to 30 years in prison, as the three charges on which he was convicted carry up to 10 years in prison each, but both sides agreed to merge them together for sentencing because they stemmed from the same encounter. Prosecutors asked for five to 10 years behind bars, saying the comic could still be a threat to women. State guidelines suggest a one- to four-year sentence.
The TV star pointed at the crowd as he entered Montgomery County Court, but remained silent while his lawyers fought on his behalf - as he has largely done throughout his high profile trial, apart from one outburst.
It's unclear whether chief accuser Andrea Constand will testify. You heard me, the jury heard me and Mr. Cosby heard me.
Kristen Dudley, a psychologist with the state sex offender board, told the court that Cosby met the criteria to be labelled a predator.Читайте также: Limbaugh: Republicans Have One Option On Kavanaugh If They Want To Survive
Ahead of the sentencing, Constand wrote a five-page letter to the court explaining how Cosby's assault - and the ensuing legal battle - had changed her life.
A judge is weighing whether to hold a hearing to determine if Bill Cosby is a sexually violent predator.
Lisa-Lotte Lublin said she was victimized in 1989. Dudley says Cosby declined to meet with her, but she made her determination after reviewing police reports and trial transcripts.
The guilty verdict brought an end to a long-running downward spiral for Cosby, who was accused by dozens of women of similar crimes after public interest in his rape allegations was renewed.
O'Neill's ruling on Cosby's status will not impact the ultimate sentence.
They also said the law surrounding the designation was unconstitutional, but the judge rejected that motion.
Dudley said witness testimony from his two trials "creates a picture of Mr Cosby, who befriends women and during course of the relationship was supplying them with drugs or alcohol to sedate them" and violating them for the "sole objective of his sexual gratification".
Cosby arrived Monday and Tuesday with his spokespeople, Wyatt and Ebonee Benson.
Cosby is in a suburban Philadelphia courtroom Monday for the start of his sentencing hearing. "What they're asking for is a 'get out of jail free card, '" Steele said.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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