A man once considered one of America’s most beloved celebrities, Bill Cosby, facing sentencing today for sexual assault, and possibly years behind bars.
At the end of the potentially two-day hearing, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill could sentence Cosby to as much as 30 years in prison or send him home on probation.
The state guidelines for someone like Cosby, with no prior convictions, calls for about 1-4 years behind bars. Some of his accusers say they hope he is sentenced to jail time.
Cosby was convicted in April of three felony counts for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his home in 2004. Cosby and Constand may come face to face again as she takes the stand to deliver her victim impact statement.