Bill Cosby, 81, is sen­tenced to three to 10 years

The en­ter­tainer once known as "Amer­ica's Dad" was con­victed in April of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing Tem­ple Univer­sity ath­let­ics ad­min­is­tra­tor An­drea Con­stand in 2004.

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Bill Cosby has left a Penn­syl­va­nia court­room in hand­cuffs to be­gin serv­ing a three-to-10 year prison sen­tence for sex­ual as­sault.

Cosby was de­nied bail and will be locked up im­me­di­ately.

De­fense lawyers tried to keep the 81-year-old out of prison while he ap­peals his con­vic­tion, say­ing he's frail and legally blind. Judge Steven O'Neill re­fused their plea for Cosby to re­main on house ar­rest, rul­ing Tues­day that Cosby will be locked up im­me­di­ately.

O'Neill says Cosby could "quite pos­si­bly be a dan­ger to the com­mu­nity."

Cosby was con­victed of drug­ging and mo­lest­ing Tem­ple Univer­sity ath­let­ics ad­min­is­tra­tor An­drea Con­stand.

Dozens of women have ac­cused Cosby of sex­ual mis­con­duct dur­ing his 50-year ca­reer in en­ter­tain­ment. The 2004 as­sault on Con­stand was the only one to lead to crim­i­nal charges.

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