May 28, 2022

Bill Cosby On House Arrest, To Be Sentenced In 75 days

Bill Cosby has been found guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault of former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

The judge who presided over Bill Cosby’s conviction on sexual assault charges ordered him to house arrest on Friday, directed he undergo a sentencing assessment, and said sentencing will take place in 75 days.

According to reports, Judge Steven O’Neill ordered a “sexually violent predator” assessment for Cosby, convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault Thursday following a two-week trial and a day and a half of jury deliberations in suburban Philadelphia.

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Also on Friday, O’Neill clarified Cosby’s bail restrictions, restricting him to house arrest and ordering a GPS monitor. Cosby can leave his estate to visit his doctors or his lawyers within a five-county area as long as he requests in writing and receives permission from his probation officer.

Bill Cosby has already surrendered his passport. A sexually violent predator assessment, as called for under Pennsylvania law, is conducted by a Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. O’Neill directed the board to submit its report on Cosby to him no later than 90 days from April 26, 2018. O’Neill said:

“Sentencing will be scheduled to occur in 75 days under separate order,”

At his post-verdict press conference, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele told reporters that such assessments of convicted sex offenders are routine, and Cosby, 80, will not be treated any differently than other defendants.