Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for sexual assault

Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and molesting a woman at his home.

Judge Steven O'Neill sentenced Cosby on Tuesday, five months after his conviction in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Prosecutors were seeking a sentence of five to 10 years in prison. The defence asked for house arrest.

The 81-year-old comedian did not make a statement in court.

Cosby sat back in his chair, his head on the headrest, as the sentence was read.