Bill Cosby will be sentenced today, but will justice be done?

25.09.2018 / Today Bill Cosby will finally receive his sentencing for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. Some sources say he is likely to receive less than three years in prison, while his prosecutors are asking for the maximum penalty possible in the state of Pennsylvania, which is between five and 10 years. By comparison shoplifting carries a maximum term of five years.

Cosby originally faced up to three decades in jail, 10 years for each of the three counts of indecent assault he was convicted of, but the ruling judge has chosen to merge them into one, which is permitted by state law when they stem from one event.

His defence is arguing that because he is now 81, legally blind, and has faced no fresh allegations since 2004, he poses no risk to women, however he has shown no remorse or admitted any culpability since any of his 60 accusers have come forward with allegations of rape and sexual assault.

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