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Bill Cosby vows no remorse, expects to serve 10-year maximum

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In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Cosby said in a phone interview this week with BlackPressUSA that he’s prepared to serve his 10-year maximum sentence for sexual assault rather than show remorse for a crime he says he didn’t commit.

COLLEGEVILLE — Bill Cosby says he’s prepared to serve his 10-year maximum sentence for sexual assault rather than show remorse for a crime the comedian says he didn’t commit.

Cosby is serving three to 10 years in a state prison near Philadelphia after a jury last year convicted him of sexually assaulting a Temple University employee in 2004. The 82-year-old says the Pennsylvania parole board is “not going to hear me say that I have remorse.” He thinks it’s therefore unlikely he’ll be released early.

He made the comments in a phone interview on Sunday with BlackPressUSA as he appeals his felony conviction and sex offender status.

Legal experts say sex offenders typically must show remorse to be considered for parole.

The comedian claims the encounter was consensual and is appealing his conviction.

“It’s all a setup. That whole jury thing,” Cosby told BlackPressUSA.

“I know what they’ve done to my people. But my people are going to view me and say, ‘That boy looks good. That boy is strong,’” he said.

“This is political. I can see the whole thing,” he said.

Cosby is best known for his 1980s-era sitcom, “The Cosby Show.”

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