The judge can add up to a year for aggravating factors - such as the 60-some other accusers, Cosby's denials and lack of remorse, and even his defense team's repeated attacks on the judge and prosecutor.
Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts against him - but the judge could impose a longer or shorter sentence. Other than agreeing to a sentencing for Cosby, lawyers will also battle over whether he will be designated a sexually violent predator.
The judge allowed five other women to testify in the trial under a "prior bad acts" rule in the state of Pennsylvania, which allows testimony if it reveals a defendant's pattern of behaviour.
Cosby, the first celebrity to go to trial in the #MeToo era, was convicted of drugging and molesting a Temple University women's basketball administrator at his home in 2004.
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, which Lublin, Lasha, Dickinson and Constand have done.
During Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing this morning at the Montgomery County Courthouse outside of Philadelphia, Dudley testified about the 81-year-old comedian's mental health.
State prison, county jail or house arrest?
District Attorney Kevin Steele wants some of them to speak at the sentencing.
Prosecutors had asked O'Neill for permission to call an unspecified number of accusers as witnesses during the sentencing hearing but the judge denied that request last week.
Prosecutors said they would "present numerous witnesses who will testify that defendant sexually abused them" and argued those "uncharged crimes" were relevant to establishing Cosby's character and as a danger to the community.
O'Neill, who is married and has three adult sons, took the bench in 2002.
Outside the court in Norristown, a protester carrying a sign saying "perseverance to all survivors" and a Cosby effigy placed in a shopping cart shouted for an end to the statute of limitations on rape as he arrived.
The jury of seven men and five women deliberated a little over 12 hours before reaching a unanimous verdict in the case.
That would greatly limit Israeli operations over Syria, where it has been engaging Iranian and Hezbollah targets. Bolton said the US would keep a military presence in Syria until Iran is no longer active there.
Dallas police say a white officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed. But the victim's family disputed her account and said she had been attempting to get into Jean's apartment.
Ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash between Arsenal and Vorskla Poltava , Sports Mole looks at how the Gunners could line up. The 36-year-old Cech has been asked to adapt his style to Unai Emery's demands, who wants the Gunners to play out from the back.
Fred opened the scoring for United before Joao Moutinho netted a second-half equaliser for Wolves in their 1-1 draw. The Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolves will be broadcast live on NBC Sports .
Back in March, he finished tied for second and tied for fifth at the Valspar and Arnold Palmer Invitational, respectively. He noted that as 2018 began, "I didn't know what I was going to do, I just didn't have a clue", The Times also noted.
But, interestingly all the reasons spelt out by the government existed even when the decision to hold the meeting was announced. Interestingly though, the Burhan Wani stamps were issued on July 13 although it was reported by media only recently.
In an email to judiciary committee staff, Ford's lawyer Debra Katz called the deadline "aggressive and artificial". Ford also requested that at no point during any potential hearing would she be in the same room as Kavanaugh .
Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump
Christine Blasey Ford who has accused Kavanaugh of attempting to sexually assault her while the two were in high school. Also on Friday night, the Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham, Jeanine Pirro and Gregg Jarrett advocated firing Rosenstein.
Rosenstein expecting to be fired, heads to White House
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Oil prices slip after Trump criticizes OPEC
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UEFA takes disciplinary action against Ronaldo
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Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force price hikes
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No role in choice of offset partner
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Joshua overpowers Povetkin to retain world heavyweight titles
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Trump crushes Iran oil exports ahead of sanctions
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Ted Cruz meets with voters in Webster
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