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Court Says No Bail as Cosby Appeals Sex Assault Conviction

A jury convicted the 81-year-old Cosby in April of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004

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    Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison

    Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. The judge also declared Cosby a “sexually violent predator,” which means he will have to undergo monthly counseling and register with police if he leaves prison.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018)

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a request from Bill Cosby to be released on bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction.

    The order from the court issued Friday does not elaborate on the decision. 

    Cosby filed an appeal earlier this month saying that Pennsylvania trial Judge Steven O'Neill had a feud with a key pretrial witness, the former county prosecutor who declined to arrest Cosby a decade earlier. And they say his decision to let five other accusers testify among other alleged issues are grounds for a new trial.

    A jury convicted the 81-year-old Cosby in April of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.

    The legally blind comedian is housed in a new state prison about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from his Philadelphia-area estate.