Bill Cosby Loses Appeal, Sexual Assault Verdict Upheld in Pennsylvania Appeals Court
As part of the ruling, Cosby will be subject to lifetime supervision after serving his ten-year sentence.
Bill Cosby will remain incarcerated for the near future. On Tuesday afternoon, a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania appeals court upheld the guilty verdict in Cosby’s 2018 aggravated indecent assault trial.
“This decision is a reminder that no one is above the law,” Andrea Constand, the victim in Cosby’s case, told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Cosby’s lawyers challenged Judge Steven O’Neill’s decision to air Cosby’s deposition from a related lawsuit during the trial.
The appeals court upheld the guilty verdict, as well as Cosby’s classification as a sexually violent predator. That distinction will subject him to lifetime supervision.
Cosby will likely take his appeal to the Supreme Court in the future. Until then, Cosby will serve the remainder of his three- to 10-year sentence.
Cosby gave his first interview from behind bars two weeks ago.
SOURCE: Associated Press