BREAKING: Bill Cosby headed to prison as judge rules he is ‘sexually violent predator’

UPDATE, 2:10 p.m. ET:

An ABC News reporter posted on Twitter that a judge has ruled Bill Cosby must serve a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of ten years in prison for his sexual assault conviction.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Bill Cosby will serve jail time for his sexual assault conviction, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

The Associated Press reports that on Tuesday,ย Montgomery County Judge Steven Oโ€™Neill said at Cosby’s sentencing hearing that the stand-up comic and former TV sitcom star will go to prison, saying that he refuses to sentence Cosby to “partial confinement” or probation.

As of mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the judge had not said explicitly how long a sentence Cosby would have to serve.

According to TMZ, Judge O’Neill said earlier in the sentencing hearing that Cosby would be classified as a “violent sexual predator.” His name will appear on sex offender registries and he will be required to undergo counseling for the rest of his life.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

 

[Feature image: Associated Press]