Prosecutors seeking prison time for Cosby

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Meanwhile, Cosby's defence attorney Joseph Green said, "Incarceration would impose excessive hardship", adding: "What does an 81-year-old man do in prison?"

"Cosby is not unsafe", he said.

Due to Cosby's lack of apologies to his victims, his lack of public remorse and his criticism for the judge, Steven T. O'Neill there is a lot stacked against him. He would also be required to undergo lifelong counseling.

Back in April, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault following accusations by Temple University administrator Andrea Constand. Yesterday those charges were rolled together, reducing the potential sentence to ten years.

The state sentencing guidelines indicate 22 to 36 months in prison, plus or minus 12 months because of aggravating or mitigating circumstances.

Her parents and sister also spoke about how the assault had impacted Constand, changing her from a confident and outgoing young athlete to a reclusive and nervous victim.

Some 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, but only one case went to trial.

"Your honor, I have testified", Constand said.

"I really think it's important that he spend some time behind bars", said Lublin, who said Cosby assaulted her when she was 23 in 1989.

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'It is time for justice in a court of law, ' the judge said.

On Monday, Kristen Dudley, a psychologist for the state of Pennsylvania, testified that Cosby fits the criteria for a sexually violent predator, showing signs of a mental disorder that involves an uncontrollable urge to violate helpless women. She told police in 2005 about the incident but prosecutors declined to press charges, and they settled the case in civil court a year later.

Defense attorneys are likely to point to Cosby's age, declining health, history of philanthropic giving and the fact that this is his first criminal conviction as factors that show he should receive a short prison sentence - or none at all.

The hearing was set to conclude Tuesday after testimony from a defense psychologist who says Cosby is no longer a danger, given his age, and should not be branded a "sexually violent predator".

"We ask this because of who he is behind the mask, behind the act that he perpetuated for all the years that he did, behind he used to victimize", Steele said.

O'Neill ruled Monday morning that the state's classification process is constitutional, knocking down the defense's argument that it is not.

Cosby often befriended women, then betrayed their trust by sedating them with drugs or alcohol and violating them for the "sole goal of his sexual gratification", Dudley testified.

Cosby arrived Monday and Tuesday with his spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson. But when prosecutors asked the judge to revoke his bail because, they claimed, he has a private plane, Cosby stood up and yelled, "He doesn't have a plane, you a**hole", referring to himself in the third-person. His blindness would also lead to him receiving special treatment if he were to get locked up. As a result, there's massive public attention being paid to the outcome with those coming out against Cosby wondering if the court will give him a pass in terms of punishment given his fame.

"When Mr. Steele's witnesses at trial made outbursts, that was excused, everybody understands, but when the defendant makes one it deserves 3 pages in a sentencing memorandum?"

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