Bill Cosby May Have to Register as a Sex Offender if Classified as ‘Sexually Violent Predator’

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After Bill Cosby was found guilty on all charges in a sexual assault trial recently, Pennsylvania board has recommended that he be classified as a sexually violent predator.

A Pennsylvania board has recommended that Bill Cosby be declared a “sexually violent predator.”

The classification would require the 81-year-old to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and undergo treatment.

Pennsylvania law defines a sexually violent predator as a person who has “a mental abnormality or personality disorder the makes the person likely to engage in predatory sexually violent offenses.”

READ: Bill Cosby Found Guilty On All Charges In Sexual Assault Trial

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, in the request filed in court on Tuesday, District Attorney Kevin R. Steele cited the state sexual offender assessment board’s recommendations and asked Judge Steven T. O’Neill to determine whether Cosby will get the designation.

The judge holds a hearing and can either accept or reject the recommendation.

READ: Dave Chappelle On Bill Cosby: “It’s Tough To See Your Heroes Fall, Let Alone Be A Villain”

In April, Cosby was found guilty of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. The trial went on for weeks and included testimony from five other women. He is scheduled to be sentenced in September.


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