Bill Cosby was led in handcuffs after a judge sentenced him to 3-10 years in state prison for sexual assault. Cosby looks downcast in his mugshot.
The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case has sentenced the famed entertainer to 3-10 years in state prison.
The judge also called the 81-year-old a “sexually violent predator,” and it was determined that his name will be on a sex-offender registry sent to neighbors, schools, and victims.
Bill Cosby arrived at the courthouse in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania for his sentencing hearing for drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.
Cosby was convicted on three aggravated indecent sexual assault charges in April, with each charge carrying a sentence of up to 10 years. Cosby has said he vows to appeal.
According to the news outlet, the rapper became a free man again when he walked out from behind bars on Wednesday (Jan. 10) morning. “Gates served 9 months of a 30-month sentence, and was released from an Illinois state prison on parole. As we first reported, he’ll be on mandatory supervision and can’t possess any firearms,” TMZ reads.
If you can recall, Gates was also released from custody back in Florida in 2017 after kicking a woman in the chest, during one of his shows. However, the former XXL Freshman was re-arrested for a warrant that was outstanding because of a previous weapon charge.
Welcome back to civilization, Gates.