Psychologist: Cosby a predator with uncontrollable urges

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Cosby is due in court today for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the spring on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault. His attorneys have filed an appeal.

Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home. Judges are allowed to issue sentences beyond those guidelines. The distinction would subject Cosby to lifetime registration with state police, lifetime sex offender counseling and community notification. His expected ruling on Cosby's status will not impact the rest of the sentence.

"No one is above the law, and no one should be treated differently or disproportionally", O'Neill said.

Cosby's lawyer says a psychologist set to testify Tuesday will be the only defense witness at the comedian's sentencing.

Former Temple University women's basketball administrator Andrea Constand, who Cosby was convicted in 2004 of drugging and raping, says she wants "justice as the court sees fit".

When questioned by lawyers for Cosby, who oppose the designation, she said she had taken his age and blindness into account as well as the fact that there are no allegations more recent than his assault of Constand.

Cosby also could address the court in an "allocution", Delano said. "He robbed me of my health and vitality, my open nature and my trust in myself and others", she wrote in the impact statement.

Lublin and former model Janice Dickinson - another Cosby accuser - were among those in the courtroom Monday.

Another Cosby accuser in the courtroom, Lili Bernard, said: "There is solace, absolutely".

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Cosby, the groundbreaking actor and comedian, did not testify at the trial. "The jury thinks otherwise", District Attorney Kevin Steele said.

"The suggestion that Mr. Cosby is unsafe is not supported by anything other than the frenzy", Green said, alluding to protesters outside the courthouse and public debate about the case.

"When Mr. Steele's witnesses at trial made outbursts, that was excused, everybody understands, but when the defendant makes one it deserves 3 pages in a sentencing memorandum?"

Cosby is the first celebrity to be convicted since the start of the #MeToo movement, the national reckoning with sexual misconduct that has brought down dozens of powerful men in entertainment, politics and other fields.

Cosby's first trial in 2017 ended in a mistrial when jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict.

A prosecution expert said Cosby should be labelled a "sexually violent predator" because he has a mental disorder that involves urges toward non-consenting women.

"He is likely to re-offend", said Kristen Dudley, a psychologist and member of the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board that conducted an evaluation on Cosby this summer.

"Despite bullying tactics, despite PR teams and other folks trying to change the optics, as one lawyer for the defense put it, the bottom line is that nobody's above the law".

Constand, 45, said her training as a professional basketball player had led her to think she could handle anything, but "life as I knew it" ended on the night she said Cosby knocked her out with pills and penetrated her with his fingers as she lay almost paralyzed on a couch.

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