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Judge rules Bill Cosby as a sexually violent predator

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A JUDGE has officially ruled that disgraced actor Bill Cosby is a “sexually violent predator.”

The classification means that Cosby, 81, must undergo lifetime counseling and report quarterly to authorities. In addition, his name will appear on a sex-offender registry sent to neighbors, schools and victims.

Judge Steven O’Neill made the decision on Tuesday (Sept 25) ahead of sentencing the comedian for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to give Cosby five to 10 years behind bars, while his lawyers asked for house arrest, citing that legally blind Cosby is too old and helpless to do time in prison.

Cosby arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Tuesday to learn his punishment for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago in what led to the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said the former TV star planned to remain silent when given the opportunity to address the court. Cosby did not testify at either of his two trials.

UPDATE: Bill Cosby gets minimum of 3 years and maximum of 10 years in prison

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