Bill Cosby Placed On House Arrest With GPS Monitor, Must Undergo ‘Sexually Violent Predator’ Assessment Before Sentencing
Bill Cosby must remain on house arrest with a GPS monitor and undergo a pre-sentencing assessment. Get the scoop.
Bill Cosby has been placed on house arrest with a GPS monitor on his ankle for 75 days until his sentencing.
The entertainment icon was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday for allegedly raping Andrea Constand in 2004.
Judge Steven O’Neill ordered Bill Cosby to undergo a “sexually violent predator” assessment before his sentencing.
Via USA Today:
Also on Friday, O’Neill clarified Cosby’s bail restrictions, restricting him to house arrest and ordering a GPS monitor. Cosby can leave his estate to visit his doctors or his lawyers within a five-county area as long as he requests in writing and receives permission from his probation officer. Cosby has already surrendered his passport.
A sexually violent predator assessment, as called for under Pennsylvania law, is conducted by a Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. O’Neill directed the board to submit its report on Cosby to him no later than 90 days from April 26, 2018.
“Sentencing will be scheduled to occur in 75 days under separate order,” O’Neill said in the order.
At his post-verdict press conference, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele told reporters that such assessments of convicted sex offenders are routine, and Cosby, 80, will not be treated any differently than other defendants.