Bill Cosby was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault and could be heading to prison.
Cosby, who is one of the world’s most famous entertainers, saw his entire life came crashing down on Thursday (April 26th) in a Montgomery County Courthouse in Pennsylvania when a jury found him guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault, the New York Times reported. The crime is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, but given his frail health and age, the sentencing could be very different.
The disgraced comedian has been accused for years of sexual misconduct and drugging and abusing women but over the last few years, over 60 women have come forward with claims that Bill Cosby either drug or sexually assaulted them in the past. His primary accuser, Andrea Constand, would eventually be the one to bring him down. She accused him of drugging and assaulting her at his mansion back in 2004. In 2005, she filed a police report and Cosby admitted to giving her pills to help with stress and tension.
Bill Cosby’s first trial last year summer ended in a mistrial after a jury deadlock following six days of deliberation. His second trial ended today in a conviction and Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele asked the judge to revoke his $1 million bail and send him behind bars immediately because he is a flight risk. The judge denied the request and Bill Cosby reported shouted at the prosecutor that he doesn’t have a plane.
Bill Cosby is now 80 years old and is going blind, so it’s unclear if the judge will send him to prison or give him probation.