Bill Cosby is heading to prison. Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill sentenced the 81-year-old comedian to at least 3 years in prison on Tuesday.
Cosby must serve at least 75% of three years of a 3-10 year sentence. He will be released in 2 years and 9 months for good behavior. Cosby was also ordered to pay a $25,000 fine.
In April, Cosby was convicted of three counts of drugging and molesting former Temple University staffer Andrea Constand in his home in 2004.
Judge O'Neill declined to sentence Cosby to house arrest or electronic monitoring.
Cosby's defense immediately requested bail. The court is now in recess while the judge considers the request.
Court analysts say the judge will not likely grant bail.
Cosby will serve out his sentence at a medical state prison facility. He will be taken to a nearby jail to be processed before being transported to prison.
While in prison, Cosby will spend most of his days alone in a small cell. He will be allowed access to reading material, a tablet and music or games, but no Internet access.
More than 60 women accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them.
The comedian's doctor argued against classifying him a violent sex predator. But Judge O'Neill was not swayed by the argument.
"He’s 81 years old, he’s been convicted of a sex offense, and after 70 it becomes virtually impossible to reoffend," said Dr. Timothy Foley.
Foley added: “He’s had no sexual conduct in approximately 15 years."