Bill Cosby's Star on Hollywood Walk Will Remain After Sexual Assault Sentencing

Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse Tuesday Sept. 25 2018 in Norristown Pa

Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse Tuesday Sept. 25 2018 in Norristown Pa

After much debate yesterday, both the defense and prosecution came to an agreement that Cosby would only face a maximum of ten years by merging all three felony counts into one for the sake of a swift sentencing.

That makes the famed sitcom actor the first to be sent behind bars in the fallout of the #MeToo era as women step forward revealing years' worth of abuse at the hands of powerful males, in part spotlighting those within media and entertainment.

Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years Tuesday and was classified by a judge as a "sexually violent predator".

On Monday, the first day of the sentencing hearing, Constand said in a written statement submitted to the court that the attack had turned her into a woman who was "stuck in a holding pattern for most of her adult life, unable to heal fully or to move forward".

Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill also chose to designate Cosby a "sexually violent predator" under Pennsylvania law.

The comedian was also deemed a "sexually violent predator", meaning he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Bill Cosby is going away, but his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame isn't going anywhere. Cosby, 81, once considered to be "America's Dad", had no witnesses testify in his defense today.

Cosby was first charged back in December 2015, just days before the 12-year statute of limitations on the crime ran out.

"Bill Cosby took my lovely, healthy young spirit and crushed it", Constand wrote.

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Cosby was convicted on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, and administrator at Temple University.

The Montgomery County District Attorney, Kevin Steele, called for five to 10 years in jail for aggravated indecent assault. The comedian's first trial in 2017 ended in a hung jury.

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said the former TV star planned to remain silent when given the opportunity to address the court.

The classification means that Cosby must undergo lifetime counseling and report quarterly to authorities.

"The behaviors are beyond their controls, so they are urged to act on it".

"It's the modern-day version of a scarlet letter, which I think is sort of an interesting philosophical issue at this time with the #MeToo movement, but also criminal justice reform", lawyer Demetra Mehta, a former Philadelphia public defender said, according to the Associated Press.

Foley said the recidivism rate is negligible for sex offenders older than 70. Cosby's team also argued that the sexually violent predator status was unconstitutional, but Judge O'Neill ruled against that argument on Monday.

During Tuesday's hearing, a defense psychologist said the chances that Cosby will commit another sex offense are "extraordinarily low" because he's old, legally blind and needs help getting around.

Camille Cosby, Bill Cosby's wife, said in a statement that she had retained a former prosecutor to facilitate her efforts to "uncover the truth" regarding what she says is a feud between O'Neill and Castor.

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