Judge sets sentencing date for Bill Cosby’s sex assault case

Bill Cosby will be sentenced Sept. 24, almost five months to the day after he was convicted of sexual assault, a judge said Tuesday.

Lawyers for the comedian, who turns 81 in July and faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison, had asked Judge Steven O’Neill to delay sentencing until the end of the year.

 Cosby’s convictions on three counts of aggravated indecent assaultwill likely be combined into one charge that carries a standard sentence of five to 10 years in prison.

Cosby’s spokesman did not immediately respond to a message left seeking comment.

O’Neill ordered Cosby be outfitted with a GPS monitoring bracelet and said he needed permission to leave the home, where jurors concluded he drugged and molested Andrea Constand in January 2004.

 Even then, Cosby can go out only to visit his lawyers or the doctor.
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