Bill Cosby will find out his sentence this week

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse for sentencing in his sexual assault trial in Norristown

The final decision rests with Judge Steven O'Neill, who will impose the sentence after a hearing that could stretch across two days in Norristown, a down-at-heel town just outside Philadelphia.

Prosecutors hope to call some of his other accusers to paint Cosby as a sexual predator deserving of prison.

Following the popularity of the video, women came out of the woodwork to accuse Mr. Cosby of many crimes, ranging from sexual harassment, assault, all the way to drugging and raping.

Cosby's defence lawyers are likely to point out that he is legally blind and uses a cane, as well as his achievements and philanthropy. But whether any of them testify, he already knows their stories well after presiding at both trials and several intense pretrial hearings over their "prior bad act" testimony.

Once adored by millions for his defining role on "The Cosby Show", he has been confined to his Philadelphia area mansion on a $1 million bail for almost three years, fitted with a Global Positioning System monitor and subjected to a violent sexual predator assessment after his guilty conviction.

Cosby, 81, was the first celebrity to go on trial following the #MeToo movement, and could be the first to go to prison.

Jurors convicted Cosby of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand without consent, while she was impaired and after incapacitating her.

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.

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"The judge is going to get less flak if they see Bill Cosby walk out in cuffs".

Another Cosby accuser, Chelan Lasha, said he "deserves every year" of his potential 30-year sentence. However, a smaller jail stint, house arrest and probation are also on the table for the embattled former comedian.

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.

"You don't want your client to go to prison and find out that [in] those twilight years of their life they shouldn't have had to spend there in the first place", said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson.

Some women who initially wanted to speak at the trial will not as it will slow down the process.

Cosby also could address the court in an "allocution", Delano said. Dudley added that Cosby's assault of Andrea Constand fits a long pattern of predatory behavior by the former "Cosby Show" star.

His wife Camille Cosby recently claimed that that O'Neill is biased against her husband in a state ethics complaint.

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