UPDATE: The judge has reconsidered his decision after a board member who evaluated Cosby admitted to using information outside the case in his decision. Arguments are ongoing, and a final decision will be made regarding his "sexually violent predator" status before the end of the day in court.
Bill Cosby appeared in court for his sentencing, marking the first court appearance since he was found guilty by a jury on all three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand — and he immediately faced some shocking news.
Judge Steven T. O'Neill upheld the state experts' conclusion that the convicted comic, 81, is a "sexually violent predator" early Monday morning, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.
The two-day sentencing hearing started with arguments regarding the convicted comic's "predator" label.
"The purpose of this law is not to shame defendants," the prosecutor stated in court. "They're in place to shield the community from danger – it's for protection of the public," noting it's an important factor in keeping "children" safe from dangerous predators.
The defense countered the claim, noting the label was deemed "unconstitutional" by the Pennsylvania Superior Court in recent decisions. "They can't constitutionally be applied to Mr. Cosby."
Given his "sexually violent predator" label, Cosby has to report to the Pennsylvania State Police four times per year and alert them of his every move when he isn't behind bars.
Radar broke the story: Cosby was deemed a "sexually violent predator" after lashing out on state shrinks at his Pennsylvania posh prison palace.
A source inside the felon's inner circle revealed exclusively to Radar that the convicted comic had a bizarre "going away party" late last night in his home where he and his wife got into a heated argument, resulting in her ditching the first day of his two-day sentencing.
Stick with RadarOnline.com to get the exclusive scoop from Cosby's sentencing.
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