Before being locked up, Bill Cosby posed for a mug shot at Montgomery County Correctional Facility. The disgraced actor appeared distraught in the photo after he was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison on Sept. 25. Bill requested to be let out on bail pending appeal, but Judge Steven T. O’Neil denied it and he was taken into custody immediately.
Bill, 81, is currently being held at Montgomery County Correctional Facility, before he eventually gets transferred to prison. The former TV star stood trial for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home 14 years ago, however more than 60 women have accused the former comedian of sexual assault. Back in April, Bill was convicted and found guilty of aggravated indecent assault for the incident in 2004, and he arrived at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, PA, on Sept. 24, to await his sentencing.
Bill’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, later made a statement outside the courthouse, dubbing the trial the most racist and sexist trial in United States history. He also revealed how Bill was coping with his sentence. “Mr. Cosby is doing great,” he said. “And Mr. Cosby knows that God is watching over him. He knows that these are lies. They persecuted Jesus and looked what happened. Not saying Mr. Cosby is Jesus. But we know what this country has done to black men for centuries. So Mr. Cosby is doing fine. He is holding up well.”
Bill will now have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. This means the comedian must also undergo a lifetime of counseling and report to authorities quarterly. On top of that, his name will appear on a sex-offender registry. If Bill serves his full sentence behind bars, he’ll be 91 when he is released.