Bill Cosby will go to prison. The once-beloved actor and comedian, who was convicted of three counts of sexual assault in April and stands accused by numerous other alleged victims, has received a three to ten year sentence. After hearing his verdict today he made no statement when given the opportunity.
Cosby is now officially classified as a sex offender, a status with severe lifestyle ramifications when he leaves prison. His legal team had argued that due to his age and health issues he didn't pose a threat, and didn't require sex offender status. A psychologist testified against this being the case, telling the court yesterday that Cosby was likely to re-offend.
Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison.