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Cosby sentencing caps fall from 'America's Dad' to convicted felon

Cosby sentencing caps fall from 'America's Dad' to convicted felon

The trial, on aggravated indecent assault charges, centered on testimony from Constand and also featured testimony from five "prior bad acts" witnesses who similarly said Cosby had drugged and assaulted them.

Cosby's day of reckoning is set for Monday, September 24, when he will be formally sentenced for the crimes he was convicted of committing against former Temple University employee Andrea Constand back in 2004. Cosby has arrived at a Montgomery County courthouse alongside his spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson, ahead of a 9 a.m. hearing.

His lawyers have said he will appeal the conviction, which observers say could push the case up to Pennsylvania's highest court and take several years.

Whatever the outcome, the sentencing marks an astonishing fall from grace for the comedian - the culmination of decades of sexual assault accusations from more than 60 women across the US.

The 81-year-old Star would have been held in prison shortly after the April verdict.

Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault in April after a jury heard allegations from Andrea Constand.

The disgraced entertainer has been under house arrest since his conviction.

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"He doesn't have a plane, you asshole!" yelled Cosby in his first public outburst and loss of control after chief prosecutor Kevin Steele claimed he could flee anywhere in the world by private jet.

Bill Cosby is about to face sentencing.

"I feel like I'm dreaming", Lili Bernard, who has accused Cosby of assault, said after the verdict.

Cosby and his legal team have shown that they want to mitigate the amount of damage being done to his reputation, starting with the classification of him as a "sexually violent predator".

Lasha said she was a teenage aspiring actress in 1986 when she lay immobilized and unable to speak as Cosby touched her breast and rubbed himself against her leg. If that happens, he will be obliged to register as a sex offender for life, instead of for a shorter timeframe decided by a judge.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Lublin and Lasha have done.

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