NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said in court Monday that the 81-year-old comedian is still capable of slipping women drugs and assaulting them. He says the sentence should send the message to others that “nobody’s above the law.”
Steele quoted from chief accuser Andrea Constand’s victim-impact statement, which said the attack had crushed her spirit.
Cosby’s lawyers are trying to keep him out of prison, calling it an “excessive hardship.”
Court has adjourned for the day. The judge is expected to sentence Cosby on Tuesday. He could get up to 30 years in prison.