Prosecutors argued Monday that Bill Cosby should be sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004, squaring off with defense lawyers who contended the comedian should remain free.

Cosby was found guilty in April of three counts of aggravated indecent assault based on Andrea Constand’s allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Cheltenham home. Judge Steven T. O’Neill said Monday the three counts have been merged. He is expected to impose a sentence Tuesday.

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