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The charges against Bill Cosby, and sentences they carry

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/13/2017 By MICHAEL R. SISAK and MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press
Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse after jurors in Cosby's sexual assault trial ended first day deliberations without reaching a verdict in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse after jurors in Cosby's sexual assault trial ended first day deliberations without reaching a verdict in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial will resume deliberations on Tuesday.

Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., Monday June 12, 2017. The jury at Cosby's trial began deliberating Monday over whether he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago in a case that has already helped demolish the 79-year-old comedian's good-guy image. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., Monday June 12, 2017. The jury at Cosby's trial began deliberating Monday over whether he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago in a case that has already helped demolish the 79-year-old comedian's good-guy image. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Jurors were sent back to their hotel late Monday night after deliberating for about four hours on the sixth day of the trial.

Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse after jurors in Cosby's sexual assault trial ended first day deliberations without reaching a verdict in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse after jurors in Cosby's sexual assault trial ended first day deliberations without reaching a verdict in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Cosby is accused of drugging and violating a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in January 2004. Cosby's lawyers have argued that the encounter was consensual.

Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse after jurors in Cosby's sexual assault trial ended first day deliberations without reaching a verdict in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse after jurors in Cosby's sexual assault trial ended first day deliberations without reaching a verdict in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The 79-year-old comedian is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse after jurors in Cosby's sexual assault trial ended first day deliberations without reaching a verdict in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse after jurors in Cosby's sexual assault trial ended first day deliberations without reaching a verdict in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A look at the sexual assault charges against Cosby and the punishment he could face if convicted.

Attorney Gloria Allred addresses the media covering the Bill Cosby's trial Monday June 12, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. The jury in Cosby's trial began deliberating Monday over whether he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago in a case that has already helped demolish the 79-year-old comedian's good-guy image. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) © The Associated Press Attorney Gloria Allred addresses the media covering the Bill Cosby's trial Monday June 12, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. The jury in Cosby's trial began deliberating Monday over whether he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago in a case that has already helped demolish the 79-year-old comedian's good-guy image. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

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Andrew Wyatt, left, leads Bill Cosby, center, as they leave the Montgomery County Courthouse during Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool) © The Associated Press Andrew Wyatt, left, leads Bill Cosby, center, as they leave the Montgomery County Courthouse during Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

WHAT IS COSBY ACCUSED OF?

Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., Monday June 12, 2017. The jury at Cosby's trial began deliberating Monday over whether he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago in a case that has already helped demolish the 79-year-old comedian's good-guy image.(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., Monday June 12, 2017. The jury at Cosby's trial began deliberating Monday over whether he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago in a case that has already helped demolish the 79-year-old comedian's good-guy image.(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

He is accused of drugging and sexually violating a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Andrea Constand says Cosby gave her pills that made her paralyzed and unable to fight him off as he groped her breast and genitals. His lawyers said they were in a romantic relationship and what happened was consensual. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.

Media trucks are parked outside the Montgomery County Courthouse as the jury deliberates in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Media trucks are parked outside the Montgomery County Courthouse as the jury deliberates in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Andrea Constand leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool) © The Associated Press Andrea Constand leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

WHAT IS HE CHARGED WITH?

Andrea Constand, right, leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool) © The Associated Press Andrea Constand, right, leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

Three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault, each covering a different aspect of the alleged crime.

Andrea Constand, left, waits for her mother, Gianna Constand, center, outside the courtroom after closing arguments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. Both women testified in the trial. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool) © The Associated Press Andrea Constand, left, waits for her mother, Gianna Constand, center, outside the courtroom after closing arguments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. Both women testified in the trial. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

Count 1 alleges that Cosby didn't have consent when he penetrated Constand's genitals with his fingers.

Gianna Constand, left, who is the mother of Andrea Constand, leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool) © The Associated Press Gianna Constand, left, who is the mother of Andrea Constand, leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

Count 2 alleges she was unconscious or semi-conscious at the time and could not give consent.

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Andrew Wyatt, third from right, leads Bill Cosby, second from left, as they leave the Montgomery County Courthouse during Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool) © The Associated Press Andrew Wyatt, third from right, leads Bill Cosby, second from left, as they leave the Montgomery County Courthouse during Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

Count 3 alleges all this happened after he gave her an intoxicant that substantially impaired her and stopped her from resisting.

Camille Cosby, left, Bill Cosby's wife, leaves the courtroom during a lunch break in Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool) © The Associated Press Camille Cosby, left, Bill Cosby's wife, leaves the courtroom during a lunch break in Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

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HOW MUCH TIME COULD HE FACE?

Each of the three counts carries a standard sentence range of 5 to 10 years in prison, but that doesn't mean Cosby could be facing up to 30 years.

Legal experts say the sentence for each count should run concurrently under Pennsylvania law since they all cover the same incident and conduct.

That means a conviction would put Cosby in prison at least until he is 84 years old, based on state sentencing guidelines.

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WHAT'S THE WORST CASE SCENARIO FOR COSBY?

Pennsylvania law allows sentencing judges to consider uncharged conduct. In Cosby's case, that means the more than 60 other women who have accused him of assaults dating to the 1960s.

Duquesne University law professor Wes Oliver says those allegations could compel Judge Steven O'Neill to sentence Cosby closer to the 10-year maximum.

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WOULD HE HAVE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER?

Yes. If he is convicted, prosecutors say, Cosby would also have to register as a sex offender and face an assessment to determine if he is a sexually violent predator.

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WOULD COSBY BE HAULED OFF IN HANDCUFFS RIGHT AWAY?

If convicted, Cosby could remain free until sentencing unless O'Neill revokes his $1 million bail.

Philadelphia defense lawyer Alan Tauber says that's less likely in Cosby's case because his fame makes him an unlikely flight risk.

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