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Two of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault decades ago say they hope he will be sentenced to prison time this week.

Cosby's lawyers are expected to ask the judge to let him remain free on bail, as they plan to appeal the conviction.

More than 60 other women accuse Cosby of sexual misconduct during his 50-year show business career.

That's when Cosby, 81, will learn his fate following his April conviction on three counts of aggravated felony sexual assault for drugging and molesting a former friend, Andrea Constand, at his home in Montgomery County outside Philadelphia in January 2004.

That Cosby's sentencing coming is as the same week as Ford's testimony before the Senate is certainly a coincidence.

Kristen Dudley, a Pennsylvania state board psychologist, testified that Cosby has an uncontrollable urge to violate young women and would probably commit another offense if given the chance.

If Cosby gets even a day more than two years, he'll enter the state prison system, with a first stop at SCI Phoenix, a new $400 million, 3,830-bed prison in suburban Philadelphia where staff would assess his physical, medical and security needs.

His trial is being heralded as the first major celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Jurors convicted Cosby of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand without consent, while she was impaired and after incapacitating her.


Take, for example, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, whose silence dates back to the height of Cosby's power and whose allegation of sexual abuse against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh came after tens of thousands of women have spoke up for themselves.

Bill Cosby is about to face sentencing.

Bill Cosby has arrived at court to face the prospect of spending the rest of his life in jail for drugging and molesting a woman.

Prosecutors told Judge Steven O'Neill the law is necessary for public safety, and the judge allowed the hearing on Cosby's status to proceed.

It is possible, however, that the women who appeared at the trial will testify again at sentencing.

While some will be disappointed not to voice their accusations in court, experts say it could remove a lengthy part of the trail and speed up the hearing. Judge O'Neill has had authority over the case for three years, after police arrested Cosby in December 2015 as well as during his trial in 2017 which ended in gridlock.

The former entertainer - once known for his starring role on The Cosby Show - has never admitted guilt. Cosby's wife, Camille, also filed an ethics complaint against the judge.

The judge barred a request by prosecutors to call a parade of accusers to testify at the sentencing hearing.


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