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Bill Cosby Sentenced to Prison — Judge Declares Him a 'Sexually Violent Predator'

Dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexual abuse and misconduct.

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Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby received a prison sentence of between 3 and 10 years Tuesday afternoon for sexual assault, in line with what prosecutors had been asking for. Cosby is 81 years old.

At the sentencing, Judge Steven O'Neill called Cosby a "sexually violent predator." He denied the defense's request for a limited sentence fo house arrest or probation.

Cosby was convicted on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, and administrator at Temple University. 

In an early example of the "Me Too" phenomenon, Cosby faced accusations from 60 women who accused him of sexual misconduct, abuse, and assault. Many of his accusers say he drugged them before the assault.

"He shows no remorse whatsoever. He's not sorry? He's not sorry at all?" said Kathy Mckee, one of Cosby's accusers in response to the sentence on CNN. "I think it would be a lot better if he would address me and the other women he's done this too. ... It's a very confusing, difficult time. I am glad that Bill Cosby was convicted."

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Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.