The judge ultimately sentenced Cosby to three to 10 years in prison and ruled that he is a 'sexually violent predator, ' meaning that he must undergo lifetime counseling and report quarterly to authorities.
Pennsylvania corrections officials say Bill Cosby will serve his sentence at a new state prison in the Philadelphia suburbs. A 50-year-old inmate often has a "physiological age" 10 to 15 years older, the Osborn Association says.
In the last, pathetic display of humiliation before being locked up, the mastermind behind "The Cosby Show" and "Fat Albert" was immediately perp-walked from the courtroom and straight into the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania. Dr. Cosby has been one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the United States over the last 50 years. He spent a few hours in county jail before being shipped off to SCI Phoenix, a modern 3,830-bed facility that opened in June.
Cosby did not speak during the two-day hearing and merely shook his head after O'Neill delivered his sentence.
The comedian did not make a statement in court. His wife of 54 years, Camille, was not in court.More news: Pogba Not To Captain Man U Again, Mourinho Confirms
Cosby is also free to bring a personal tablet for music or games but wouldn't have internet access, corrections spokeswoman Amy Worden said.
Women's advocates hailed Cosby's sentence as a landmark #MeToo moment. He was also made to pay a fine of $25,000 (£19,000).
Constand testified that Cosby gave her what she thought were herbal pills to ease stress, then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay immobilized on a couch.
"Using his power and prestige within the community, he is able to meet people, befriend them, and it is during that friendship that the sexual assault occurs", she said.
Constand went to police a year after waking up in a fog at Cosby's estate, her clothes askew, only to have the district attorney pass on the case.