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Bill Cosby, now 83, grins in a newly released prison mugshot

ByReiss Bowler

Oct 20, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A newly released prison mugshot shows Bill Cosby smiling with a disposable mask hanging in front of his face.

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections recently updated Cosby’s mugshot, something that is routinely done to document changes in inmates’ appearance as they age. Cosby’s new photo was taken September 4.

Cosby, 83, was convicted of sexual assault and is serving a three to 10-year sentence. An appeals court upheld his conviction, but the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved this year to review two key issues in the case. The appeal is scheduled for December 1.

Cosby, a once-beloved comedian long known as “America’s Dad,” became the first celebrity to be convicted of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era when he was convicted in 2004 of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in his house near Philadelphia.