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Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison

Updated: Apr 9, 2019

Bill Cosby, once known as "America's Dad," was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in a state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home 14 years ago.

Cosby will serve his sentence at a new state prison in the Philadelphia suburbs where he's being housed in a single cell near the infirmary, according to Pennsylvania corrections officials. The prison system assigned Cosby inmate number NN7687. 

The $400 million prison, SCI Phoenix, opened two months ago and is located about 20 miles from Cosby's gated estate. 

Wetzel said the prison is "taking all of the necessary precautions" to ensure the celebrity's safety.   

More than 60 women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them. He will now have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Legal experts told CBS News that Cosby will likely be in prison at least a year before he sees any action on an appeal. Cosby's spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, said his client will appeal.

He spent on Tuesday, his first night as Inmate No. NN7687, in a single cell at a state correctional facility outside Philadelphia Tuesday.

The 81 year-old, was immediately taken into custody Tuesday after a Montgomery County judge handed down a three-to-10-year state-prison sentence.


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