Cosby fighting classification as sexually violent predator

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 30, 2018 1:11 PM

Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial, Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

(Norristown) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers are challenging the legality of the process under which a Pennsylvania board recommended he be classified as a sexually violent predator.

They also claimed in a court filing last week that the state's recently revised sex offender registry law is unconstitutional and should not be applied retroactively.

The 81-year-old Cosby is due to be sentenced Sept. 24 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

He was convicted in April of drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.

He plans to appeal. A judge must decide whether to accept the finding he is a predator.

The designation would require the former TV star to receive sex offender counseling by a state-approved provider at least monthly for the rest of his life.

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