Board deems Cosby a sexually violent predator

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A Pennsylvania state board has officially deemed the man once known as “America’s dad” a “sexually violent predator.”

Bill Cosby is facing up to 30 years behind bars after he was found guilty of assaulting a former employee of Temple University in 2004.

The board’s assessment could be a factor in Cosby’s sentencing, scheduled for September.

The judge will decide wether to uphold the board’s position after hearing from expert witnesses on both sides.

Even if the court determines Cosby is a sexually violent predator, it will not come into play with regards to his sentence.

The status does trigger certain treatment requirements if Cosby goes to prison or increased notifications to neighbors.

For now, 81-year-old Cosby is confined to his Montgomery County home. 

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