Prosecutors asked for a sentence of five to 10 years in prison. What is unusual is that after being convicted of these serious sex crimes in April, the judge sent Cosby home under house arrest rather than directly to prison, something prosecutors requested but were ultimately denied.
In a written statement to O'Neill, which was released Tuesday, Constand wrote, "Bill Cosby took my lovely, healthy young spirit and crushed it".
In the statement, she described herself before the assault as a young, strong woman looking forward to a future with bright possibilities.
Meanwhile, a defence psychologist testified Tuesday that the chances of the comedian committing another sex offence are "extraordinarily low" because he is old, legally blind and needs help getting around.
On Monday, a psychologist for the state testified that Cosby appears to have a mental disorder that gives him an uncontrollable urge to assault women. It was the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.
Cosby is now free on US$1-million bail until he's sentenced, which is expected to happen Tuesday. Early on in the investigation, she pressed the district attorney's office to charge Cosby and if not for her, the DA said his team would not have gotten the conviction.
"The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pajamas", she said. Cosby claimed the encounter was consensual, and his lawyers branded her a "con artist" who framed the comedian to get a big payday - a $3.4 million settlement she received over a decade ago.
O'Neill said he gave substantial weight to the impact of the sexual assault on victim Andrea Constand, who was seated in the courtroom when the sentence was announced.
Camille Cosby, Bill Cosby's wife, said in a statement that she had retained a former prosecutor to facilitate her efforts to "uncover the truth" regarding what she says is a feud between O'Neill and Castor.
Ms Constand wrote that Cosby's 2004 attack on her was just "the tip of the iceberg" for the suffering that followed.
Soon after that proceeding hit the headlines, a series of women began levelling sexual misconduct allegations against influential men, launching the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
Cosby cemented his family-friendly reputation playing the affable Dr. Cliff Huxtable in the 1980s television comedy "The Cosby Show". He remained a Hollywood A-lister for much of the next half-century.
Trade Representative's office has received 6,000 written comments, mostly in oppositions, since announced his tariff plans. China responded cautiously, announcing roughly comparable tariffs on $50 billion of U.S. exports to China in August.
The depression had been approaching the Lesser Antilles but thanks to hostile winds only a cyclonic wisp of clouds remained. The Met Office urges residents to please monitor and have your hurricane plan prepared, in case it is needed.
Bill Cosby has arrived at court to face the prospect of spending the rest of his life in jail for drugging and molesting a woman. The 81-year-old comedian faces years in prison for drugging and assaulting Constand in his suburban Philadelphia home.
One of the career civil servants was Scott Schools, who would later go on to sign off on the firing of McCabe, the official said. Later he alluded to his quarrels with personnel at the Justice Department, telling a packed rally for Republican U.S.
He noted that as 2018 began, "I didn't know what I was going to do, I just didn't have a clue", The Times also noted. Heading into Tour Championship before the weekend, Woods had a world ranking of 21.
He wasn't in attendance to collect his award but Cristiano Ronaldo leads the line up top and completes a quite incredible side. Ronaldo also scored a memorable hat-trick in the FIFA World Cup but did not progress beyond the round of 16.
She claims Kavanaugh thrust his penis into her face at the party, causing her to inadvertently touch it as she pushed him away. That's a "blunt" and "unequivocal" denial, George Stephanopoulos told Farrow on Monday's Good Morning America .
Each weighed only about a kilogram, and after separating from the main spacecraft they approached the asteroid named Ryugu. Later, a tool-packed cube called MASCOT will be sent down to the asteroid to relay a wealth of readings back to JAXA .
Her serve wavered in the fifth game, however, allowing Pliskova to win the first break point of the match and take a 3-2 lead. Open champ Naomi Osaka a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to claim the title at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo .
However, this only accounts for a fraction of the times he has lost the ball and shows that his risks are not coming off. United's draw with Wolves brings to an end a run of three consecutive wins against Burnley, Watford and Young Boys.
Oil hit 4-year high
Ashley Kelty, oil analyst at financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald said crude could soon hit US$90 per barrel. The back drop: Starting on November 4, the US will target Iran's oil exports with sanctions.
Russian Federation warns USA on new sanctions
The dispute has increased tensions between Washington and Beijing , amid a brewing trade war between the two world powers. China has bought Russian Su-35 fighter jets in defiance of USA sanctions against the Russian Federation.
Iran warns US, Israel of 'revenge' after parade attack
Iran also warned the United Arab Emirates over "offensive remarks" attributed to a UAE "political adviser" following the attack. Giuliani has made similar comments before on Iran and the State Department has said he does not speak for the administration.
Woods eagles 18 to make 65 at Tour Championship
Bryson DeChambeau , who came into the tournament atop the FedEx Cup standings, shot 71 and is in a tie for 21st. You just got company atop the leaderboard, young man. "I just want to play a little bit better and beat him".
Rosenstein Is About to Be Fired
As of Sunday, Trump said he had not decided what to do about Rosenstein. "If Rosenstein is involved, he should be fired". Rosenstein in much the same way: telling anyone who believes the president is unfit for office to find a new job.
USA crude, gasoline stockpiles fell last week
Distillate fuel inventories increased 0.8 million barrels last week, 0.9 percent above the levels of the same week past year . For the past week, crude imports averaged 8 million barrels a day, up by 433,000 compared with the previous week.