Judge Steven O’Neill of a Pennsylvania courtroom has sent 81-year-old Bill Cosby to prison after denying him bail over sexual assault.
According to various reports, Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison by the Judge O’Neil on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
It was further reported that the comedian and actor, who was once touted as ‘America’s Dad’ was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs after his sentence.
Prosecutors asked for a sentence of five to 10 years in prison for Cosby but his defense attorney asked for a sentence of house arrest, citing advanced age and blindness as reasons.
According to a report by CNN, Judge O’Neil said the crime committed by Cosby is a serious crime.
“This is a serious crime he was convicted for. This is a sexual assault crime,” the judge said.
Continuing, he said, “No one is above the law, and no one should be treated differently or disproportionally.
“Cosby would be sentenced regardless of “who he is or who he was.
“I have given great weight to the victim impact testimony in this case, and it was powerful,” O’Neill noted.
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