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Old 26 April 2018, 07:14 PM
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Judge Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

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Old 26 April 2018, 07:33 PM
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Old 26 April 2018, 08:14 PM
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Each count carries a 10 year sentence. At his age that means he'll spend the rest of his life behind bars.
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Old 26 April 2018, 09:09 PM
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Each count carries a 10 year sentence. At his age that means he'll spend the rest of his life behind bars.
UP TO a 10 year sentence.

I can't imagine telling 1980's me that Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger were governors, Trump was president, and Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and molesting women (and probably guilty of doing it to a lot more.)
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Old 26 April 2018, 09:34 PM
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Must have misread it, I thought it had said that it was a minimum 10 years each.
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Old 26 April 2018, 11:45 PM
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The sentences might also run concurrently. But then, who knows how much time he has left anyway?
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Old 25 September 2018, 07:28 PM
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Default Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for sexual assault

Entertainer Bill Cosby, once known as "America's Dad," was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in a state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home 14 years ago.

"This was a serious crime," Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O'Neill said. "Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The day has come, the time has come."

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And he's legally a violent sexual offender, forced to register and notify his neighbors and undergo counseling for the rest of his life.
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Old 25 September 2018, 09:41 PM
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Also, denied bail while his appeal moves forward, at least for now. (Which is good, as the appeal process might take longer than he's likely to live...)
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I don't know about other states, but here, it's pretty unheard of to not start serving a sentence immediately, regardless of an appeal. I suspect it's pretty rare elsewhere, too.
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And he's legally a violent sexual offender, forced to register and notify his neighbors and undergo counseling for the rest of his life.
Purely a question on my part - how is he considered 'violent'? Is it because he drugged the victim?

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Old 26 September 2018, 03:19 PM
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I think that is just the term for the more egregious sexual offenses. Pennsyvania law has three tiers of sexual offenses that qualify one as a violent sexual offender. Things like indecent exposure don't appear to be on the list. Cosby was probably convicted under 3121 (a)(4) which is a Tier III offense. Tier III appears to be the worst as multiple convictions for Tier I or II count as a Tier III offense.

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3121. Rape.

(a) Offense defined.--A person commits a felony of the first degree when the person engages in sexual intercourse with a complainant:
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(4) Where the person has substantially impaired the complainant's power to appraise or control his or her conduct by administering or employing, without the knowledge of the complainant, drugs, intoxicants or other means for the purpose of preventing resistance.
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Old 26 September 2018, 08:31 PM
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