Bill Cosby, the comedian once known as “America’s Dad”, could be sentenced to life in prison this week after his conviction for sexual assault.
The two-day sentencing hearing at Montgomery County Courthouse in Pennsylvania will start on Monday.
At a retrial in April, the 81-year-old actor was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault against ex-basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004.
Ms Constand said she had viewed him as a “mentor” before he abused her.
In June 2017, she described being given pills that left her “frozen” and unable to stop Cosby from assaulting her.
“I wasn’t able to fight it in any way,” she told the court. “I wanted it to stop.”
There is a wide range of possibilities for Cosby’s sentence.
He could receive a prison term of up to 10 years for each count – which legal commentators have said is unlikely to happen.
Alternatively, all three counts may be merged into a single term of up to 10 years. Read more