Judge puts limit on accusers at Cosby sentencing

Sentencing options for Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault include prison jail and probation

Sentencing options for Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault include prison jail and probation

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.

According to Radar Online, while Judge Steven T. O'Neill has denied the prosecutor's request to allow "new, unheard witnesses to testify" at the sentencing, next week, he may allow the five women who testified at the trial to return.

Cosby's day of reckoning is set for Monday, September 24, when he will be formally sentenced for the crimes he was convicted of committing against former Temple University employee Andrea Constand back in 2004. Constand's accusation was the only one to result in prosecution. Most recently, they saw their request to have additional accusers be allowed to testify at the sentencing hearing shot down. State guidelines suggest a one- to four-year sentence.

Constand has maintained that Cosby raped her. Prosecutors brought in five women to testify who have brought claims against Cosby similar to Constand's.

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

Bill Cosby will not be forced to face a parade of accusers at his upcoming sentencing, a judge ruled. The judge asked Kevin Steele, the county's district attorney, to clarify his plans on this issue by Friday.

Crosby became the first celebrity convicted of a sex crime since the emergence of the #MeToo movement previous year, in which scores of powerful men in entertainment and politics have been brought down by accusations of sexual misconduct.

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