Bill Cosby will be sentenced Sept. 24 — five months after he was convicted of sexual assault.
Judge Steven O’Neill set the date Tuesday. Cosby’s lawyers had asked to delay sentencing until December.
Cosby turns 81 in July and is likely to face up to 10 years in prison.
Cosby has been a prisoner in his suburban Philadelphia mansion since the April 26 conviction. That’s the home where jurors concluded he drugged and molested former Temple University athletics administrator Andrea Constand in January 2004.
O’Neill ordered Cosby outfitted with a GPS monitoring bracelet and said he needs permission to leave, and only to meet with lawyers or see a doctor.
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, as Constand has done.