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Bill Cosby transferred to maximum security prison, gets new mug shot

Following his sentencing on Tuesday, convicted sex offender has been transferred to a maximum security state prison.

TMZ reports that Cosby was moved Tuesday to the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution in Schwenksville, PA. The former TV sitcom star is reportedly being held in a single cell near the prison’s infirmary.

Cosby is 81 years old and legally blind, something his defense team argued should have kept him from serving prison time. But Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill insisted that Cosby pay a price, regardless of his wealth, power, and physical condition.

“It was planned predation — the pills, the planning, the penetration without her consent — your own words in your deposition,” O’Neill said to Cosby in court, according to the Associated Press.

“You claimed her silence was her consent — that is not the law. Your version of consent was rejected by the jury. That underscores how serious this crime is.”

Judge O’Neill insisted that Cosby be remanded without bail while his case is pending an appeal.

A prison official told TMZ that Cosby is being well cared for in custody.

“We are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure Mr. Cosby’s safety and general welfare in our institution,” the official said.