Bill Cosby was once one of the most popular comedians and actors in America.
Now he’s facing a prison sentence for sexual assault. A Philadelphia jury found him guilty Thursday of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004, after 12 hours of deliberation over two days.
“I have mixed feelings. I was very sad about the whole thing. I felt really bad for the women, I mean nobody should be treated like that,” said Nancy Thurlow of Baltimore, Maryland.
Bill Cosby owns a home in Shelburne, but it’s in a secluded area of town, several miles away from downtown Shelburne Falls. Bill Cosby’s home is on Bardwells Ferry Road in Shelburne. There are signs at the main entrance that read, “If you are not welcome, do not pass through these gates.” One resident said the Cosby family typically kept to themselves.
“Very rarely you ever see anyone here, the signs speak for themselves telling you basically do not trespass,” said Robert Morena of Conway. “Nobody ever really knows he’s here other than the ones who are local.”
Bill Cosby could receive up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts against him. The 80 year old is both blind and in declining health.
Bill Cosby will remain under house arrest in Pennsylvania until his sentencing, which has not yet been scheduled.