The comic once known as America's Dad for his role on the top-rated "Cosby Show" in the 1980s was convicted in April of violating Constand, Temple University women's basketball administrator, at his suburban Philadelphia estate in 2004.
On Monday, Judge Steven O'Neill confirmed that both sides agreed to merge into one the three counts of aggravated indecent assault, reducing the maximum sentence he had theoretically faced from 30 to 10 years.
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, which Constand and other accusers have done. His lawyers asked for house arrest, saying Cosby - who is legally blind - is too old and vulnerable to do time in prison.
The judge is also expected to decide whether to declare Cosby a "sexually violent predator" - a scarlet letter that would make him subject to mandatory lifetime counseling and community notification of his whereabouts. But when prosecutors asked the judge to revoke his bail because, they claimed, he has a private plane, Cosby stood up and yelled, "He doesn't have a plane, you a**hole", referring to himself in the third-person.
"I feel disgusting and disgusted by what went on between the two of us", she said. Dudley says Cosby declined to meet with her, but she made her determination after reviewing police reports and trial transcripts.
Green, Cosby's attorney, asked for a sentence of house arrest and said that Cosby was not a danger to anyone.More news: Liverpool and Manchester City go in cruise control
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said Cosby would no doubt commit similar crimes if given the chance, warning that the former TV star seemingly gets a sexual thrill out of slipping women drugs and assaulting them.
The stunning outburst marked a stark contrast from Cosby's relatively quiet public profile in recent years.
The judge ruled on Cosby's "sexually violent predator" status after a psychologist for the state testified that the entertainer appears to have a mental disorder that gives him an uncontrollable urge to have sex with women without their consent.
"We ask this because of who is his behind the mask, behind the act that he perpetrated for all the years that he did and that he used - used - to victimize", Steele said. Constand, whose testimony at trial was central to the case against Cosby, spoke for just a few moments in court.
A state panel has said that should happen; his attorneys have argued the board's process is unconstitutional.
Bill Cosby is due to be sentenced for his sexual assault conviction from earlier this year in a two-day proceeding starting on Monday. Now, he said, Cosby is simply a frail old man.More news: PNP: Trillanes' arrest followed police, court protocols
About a half-dozen of Cosby's accusers showed up for the hearing, greeting each other with hugs.
The state sentencing guidelines indicate 22 to 36 months in prison, plus or minus 12 months because of aggravating or mitigating circumstances.
The judge allowed prosecutors to call five other accusers as witnesses in Cosby's second trial over the objections of his defense team, bolstering Constand's account.
No matter Cosby's sentence, the guilty verdicts already have triggered an outpouring of emotion from his victims.
Andrea Constand, the primary accuser who testified at both of Cosby's trials, including the one that ended in a mistrial previous year, addressed the packed Norristown courtroom Monday afternoon, speaking to Judge Steven O'Neill and barely glancing at Cosby, seated at the defense table.
O'Neill last week denied prosecutors' request to present "numerous" witnesses who would testify that Cosby sexually abused them in incidents that did not result in criminal charges, court records show.More news: Meghan’s on the ball as she attends coaching event
Cosby is now out on $1 million bail, but he does have to wear a Global Positioning System tracker at all times.