- REUTERS/Mark Makela
- Bill Cosby is free on bail until the judge in his Pennsylvania retrial issues a sentence.
- By state law, the sentence must be given with 100 days of a conviction.
- Cosby was found guilty on Thursday of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for the drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand in 2004.
After being convicted in his retrial on Thursday, Bill Cosby is currently free on bail until sentencing. By Pennsylvania state law, the judge is required to announce a sentence within 100 days of a conviction.
If Cosby wants to leave the state, he must “first be fitted with a GPS tracking device before leaving,” according to CNN.
Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in his retrial on Thursday by a Montgomery County jury in Norristown, PA. Cosby was convicted for the drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand in 2004. It is the only case to be brought to trial out of the more than 60 women who have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Cosby.
The prosecution requested that Cosby be jailed immediately because he owned a private plane, at which Cosby shouted in court “he doesn’t have a plane, you a——” (about himself in the third-person).
Judge Steven O’Neill denied the request, and allowed Cosby to be free on bail until sentencing.
Cosby faces up to 10 years for each count, meaning if O’Neill issues the maximum sentence, 80-year-old Cosby could face 30 years in prison.