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Bill Cosby sentencing is officially underway

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BILL COSBY has arrived at a courtroom outside of Philadelphia on Monday for the beginning of his two-day sentencing hearing, five months after he was convicted for sexual assault against Andrea Constand.

Constand, 45, says Cosby, 81, drugged and assaulted her at his Pennsylvania home in 2004 after she came to him for career advice.

While the disgraced actor has faced dozens of sexual misconduct allegations spanning decades, ranging from groping to sexual assault to rape, he has been charged criminally only in the Constand case.

According to NBC News, each count he faces in that case carries 22 months to 10 years behind bars.

The judge for this case, Steven T. O'Neill, will have to determine whether Cosby should face home detention - which Cosby's legal team may argue for - or face up to 30 years in prison.

Alongside sentencing for the conviction, the Judge will also decide if Cosby should be classified as a sexually violent predator. If he is, Cosby will be placed under lifetime registration with state police, lifetime sex offender counseling and a community notification will also be given.

Cosby is the first celebrity to go to trial in light of the #MeToo era and could potentially be the first to go to prison.

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