Bill Cosby Has Sexual Disorder and Would Strike Again, Psychologist Testifies

A psychologist testifying for the prosecution at Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday said he has a sexual disorder involving non-consenting women and is likely to offend again. Kristen Dudley said Cosby refused to cooperate with an evaluation so she based her determination on transcripts from both of his sexual-assault trials and police reports. Defense attorney Joseph Greene Jr. then asked Dudley if she had reviewed research on whether someone in their 80s was likely to reoffend, and she said she had not. The hearing broke so that prosecutors could review the literature on that. The two sides are fighting over whether Cosby, who was convicted of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004, should be labeled a sexually violent predator, which would be a factor in whether he gets probation or a prison sentence up to 30 years.

—Nicki Weisensee Egan