Judge puts limit on accusers at Cosby sentencing

Sentencing options for Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault include prison jail and probation

Bill Cosby leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. earlier this year

The 81-year-old entertainer was convicted in April of drugging and molesting former Temple University administrator Andrea Constand in his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

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

The disgraced comedian was found guilty of aggravated indecent assault back in April, though he has remained at home in all the time since.

During the court proceedings, Cosby admitted giving women drugs but added that he never took the drugs because he wanted to stay in control of himself. Constand's accusation was the only one to result in prosecution. Constand and at least five other accusers will be at the sentencing but they will not be able to testify.

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Cosby's lawyers opposed the request for additional accusers to testify, calling it a "publicity stunt, not supported by ANY existing Pennsylvania law".

Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday is set to start with testimony about his sex offender evaluation - and a fierce debate over whether he should be deemed a "sexually violent predator". The judge asked Kevin Steele, the county's district attorney, to clarify his plans on this issue by Friday.

Crosby became the first celebrity convicted of a sex crime since the emergence of the #MeToo movement past year, in which scores of powerful men in entertainment and politics have been brought down by accusations of sexual misconduct.

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