CrimeOnline‘s Nancy Grace says Bill Cosby, who was convicted today on three counts of sexual-related abuse, should and will likely end up doing jail time.
“They’ll try to get an appeal bond, the first move in the playbook, which means you stay out on bond while the conviction is appealed, which could be years,” Grace told TMZ. “Most people do not get an appeal bond. And if this guy gets an appeal bond I’m going to lay on the front of the courthouse steps and scream. He needs to go to jail like every other defendant charged with rape.”
When asked if Grace thought Cosby would get the max time behind bars of 30 years, she indicated it wouldn’t matter given his age. Cosby is currently 80. Grace said regardless of how long he gets he’d never make it 30 years in prison anyway.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Cosby was convicted on Thursday of sexually assaulting Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby always maintained the act was consensual but the jury didn’t buy it. He’ll remain free on $1 million bail while he awaits sentencing.
“After representing so many sex assault victims and talking in-depth to many of the ‘funny man’ Bill Cosby’s victims, I am so thankful justice prevailed,” Grace told CrimeOnline. “The fight goes on!”
[Feature Photo: Bill Cosby via AP/Matt Slocum]