Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison for assault

Cosby, who was taken into custody immediately, had been convicted of assaulting Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.
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Transcript for Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison for assault
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