Bill Cosby has been convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault at his sexual assault retrial on Thursday, for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004, reports CNN.
Judge Steven O’Neill thanked the jurors for their service, and then warned jurors about interactions with the media after delivering the verdict. The 80-year-old comedian faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, but would likely serve them concurrently.
After the jury left the room, O’Neill said the $1 million bail Cosby posted was sufficient for him to remain free until sentencing, which escalated into a heated argument with Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele who wanted Cosby’s bail revoked as an alleged flight risk.
The judge cited Cosby’s age, health and cooperation for every court proceeding over two years — “I am not going to simply lock him up because of this,” O’Neill said. A sentencing date has not been set yet, but the judge ruled that Cosby should not leave his Pennsylvania home, and that he would need to be fitted with a GPS tracking device.
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- Source: CNN