Bill Cosby just spent his first night in state prison, where he will be for three to 10 years. Cosby was sentenced after being found guilty of three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in April in one of the most widely publicized trials in modern history. The sentence is significantly lighter than the possible maximum sentence for his crimes, each of which carry up to 10 years in prison, meaning he could have served a 30 year maximum sentence. However, District Attorney Kevin Steel asked O’Neill Monday to sentence Cosby to five to 10 years . Cosby’s defense team argued that even that would cause “excessive hardship” to the elderly star. Cosby’s accuser, Andrea Constand, as well as the more than 60 women who have come forward with allegations against him in recent years, argued that the star should not get a pass for his crimes just because of his age and status.
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) September 25, 2018
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