Bill Cosby was on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 jailed three to ten years for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, Andrea Constand.
Cosby who is 81, was in April, 2018 convicted of assaulting Constand, a former Temple University employee, 14 years ago.
Constand is among the over 40 women who accused him of predatory sexual abuse.
Speaking during trial, she said “Bill Cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it”.
In his ruling Judge Steven O’Neill said:
“It is time for justice, Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The day has come. The time has come”.
He ruled that Cosby will be classified as a “sexually violent predator”.
According to Kevin Steele, Montgomery County district attorney: “He used his acting skills that endearing TV personal to win over his victims and then keep them silent about what he did to them.
“Finally, Bill Cosby has been unmasked, and we saw the real man as he is headed off to prison”.
Lili Bernard, an actress and one of the Cosby accusers, described the verdict as a “hallelujah moment”.
“This is a momentous decision in the me-too era”.
“It’s incredibly important. I do have mixed emotions. On the one hand I feel absolutely elated that justice was served.
“On the other hand I also feel disappointed because clearly the three-year minimum sentence does not adequately reflect the havoc this man, this rapist, has inflicted on so many women including myself”.
Cosby’s wife, Camille, was not in court for the sentencing.