Cosby was also labeled a sexually violent predator during his sentencing, meaning that he'll undergo counseling for the rest of his life.
Prosecutors had demanded five to 10 years in prison, after the three counts of aggravated indecent assault were merged into one, served in a state prison, together with a $25,000 fine and the full cost of the prosecution.
Cosby's maximum sentence could have been up to 30 years in prison, though cases similar to this with someone with no prior convictions have often resulted in one to four years. They argued that Cosby - who is legally blind - is too old and weak to do time in prison.
Pennsylvania's Sexual Offenders Assessment Board had already recommended Cosby be designated a "sexually violent predator" during the first day of his sentencing hearing.
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Bill Cosby is now a convicted sex offender. Reactions were mixed to the sentence for Cosby, who is 81 and blind.
"I have often asked myself why the burden of being the sole witness in two criminal trials had to fall to me". His wife, Camille, did not attend the sentencing hearing.
Cosby had remained on house arrest since his conviction.
O'Neill ordered Cosby to serve in "total confinement" for "no less than three years and no more than 10 years". Cosby declined to participate in the evaluation by Dudley, who said she came to her determination by reviewing trial transcripts and other reports.
Throughout the nearly two-day sentencing, the prosecution reiterated Cosby's crimes and what they call his "predatory" nature: "He violated Ms. Constand's trust, which, unbeknownst to her, he spent time and energy cultivating with the specific intent of having sexual contact with her".
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Once a towering figure in late 20th century American popular culture and the first black actor to grace primetime USA television, he brought no character witnesses, declined to address the court or emphasize past years of philanthropic work as mitigating circumstances in his favour.
Cosby faced anywhere from probation to 10 years in prison.
The AP does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, which Constand and other accusers have done.
It was the second time Cosby had stood trial for the allegations, after an earlier jury failed to reach a verdict in June 2017.
Cosby broke barriers in the 1960s as the first black actor to star in a network show.
Across the television-watching world, he was revered for his signature role, affable obstetrician and father Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show", which ran from 1984-92.
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It will then collect samples from the asteroid before flying home to Earth, where the samples will be scientifically analysed. The asteroid's low gravity means they can hop across it, capturing temperatures and images of the surface.
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But prosecutors are expected to paint him as a serial and unrepentant sexual predator, who has never admitted wrongdoing. Cosby will be sentenced at Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas and the 81-year-old is facing 30 years in prison.
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