In April, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. With each count carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years, the 81-year-old actor could have been hit with a three-decade sentence behind bars. He is currently under house arrest and out on $1 million bail.
But no matter what the Constand family wants, with the lawyers’ arguments on both sides and Cosby’s inevitable appeal looming, that 30-year lockup just isn’t going to happen.
The District Attorney’s office said that while it was part of the deal merging the counts, they sought to go to “the high end.” That would translate into 10 years in prison for Cosby, a $25,000 fine, court costs and a psychosexual evaluation.
In the past few years, more than 60 women have come forward to claim Cosby drugged and/or assaulted them over the past five decades in similar circumstances to what Constand described in her case. There are several civil cases ongoing against Cosby, but because Pennsylvania has a much longer statute of limitations on sex crimes than most states, he pulled into court on criminal Cosby, Constand, the lawyers and O’Neill are expected back in court at 9AM ET Tuesday for a the sexually violent predator ruling and eventually final sentencing.