Bill Cosby Accusers Hope He Spends "Some Time Behind Bars"

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Constand filed a lawsuit against Cosby for the abuse in 2005, but the case did not move forward until 11 years later in 2016, after more than 40 other women spoke out with their own allegations of sexual abuse by Cosby.

Bill Cosby will be back in a Norristown, Pennsylvania, court Monday (Sept. 24) for sentencing on his conviction of sexual assault. The Herald has reported that Cosby's conviction for these sex crimes is sufficient for MA authorities to require him to register here if he spends four days in one month or 14 days in a year in the Bay State.

The stunning outburst marked a stark contrast from Cosby's relatively quiet public profile in recent years. State guidelines suggest a one- to four-year sentence. A two day-sentencing hearing begins Monday in Montgomery County.

As of yesterday, Cosby was not listed on the state's sex offender registry.

The former entertainer - once known for his starring role on The Cosby Show - has never admitted guilt.

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A judge will sentence Bill Cosby on Monday for his conviction on sexual assault.

The 81-year-old star of The Cosby Show was found guilty in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.

Judges can't help being influenced a little by the "optics" of a case - that it, how it is going to look to the public, said Daniel Filler, dean of Drexel University's Kline School of Law. While the judge will ultimately have the final say in Cosby's punishment, the potential consequences for Cosby's crimes allow for many options.

Another Cosby accuser, Chelan Lasha, said he "deserves every year" of his potential 30-year sentence. The trial, on aggravated indecent assault charges, centered on testimony from Constand and also featured testimony from five "prior bad acts" witnesses who similarly said Cosby had drugged and assaulted them. Prosecutors hoped to call some of his other accusers to paint Cosby as a sexual predator deserving of prison.

The order leaves open the possibility that prosecutors could call some of the five women the judge had previously allowed to testify at the April trial about their accusations.

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