Bill Cosby jailed for 3 to 10 years after judge rules hims a “sexually violent predator”

A judge will announce Bill Cosby’s fate in one hour, but has already declared the disgraced entertainer a “sexually violent predator” in this morning’s sentencing hearing, dooming him to the sex offenders’ registry and lifetime observation.

Judge Steven O’Neill says he’ll announce the sentence in court at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Prosecutors are asking for five to 10 years in prison. The defense wants house arrest, but District Attorney Kevin Steele says the sentencing rules don’t allow it.

A jury convicted Cosby of drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home. Cosby was convicted after the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.