Convicted sexual assailant Bill Cosby will be sentenced for his crimes this fall, a Pennsylvania judge announced on Tuesday.
The disgraced comedian, who was convicted on three counts of sexual assault last month, is set to learn how long he will spend in prison on September 24. The 81-year-old faces up to 10 years behind bars.
Cosby’s conviction in connection with the 2004 assault of Andrea Constand came on the heels of decades of accusations, by dozens of women, of similar assaults. The comedy superstar was seemingly unscathed, until a 2014 stand-up set by comedian Hannibal Buress brought the allegations back into the spotlight.
As more women came forward in recent years with eerily similar claims that Cosby drugged and raped them, Philadelphia authorities re-opened the 2004 case of Constand, and officially charged Cosby with sexual assault. His first trial in 2017 was declared a mistrial; he was retried and convicted this spring.
Cosby, who was also recently kicked out of The Academy, has been under house arrest since his conviction on April 26, and will remain so until his sentencing hearing. He will be outfitted with a GPS monitoring device, and only permitted to leave his home to meet with legal representatives and attend doctor’s appointments.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]