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Ex-USA Gymnastics, MSU Doctor Nassar Receives Second Sentence for Sexual Assault

A Michigan judge is sentencing disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar to between 40 and 125 years in prison for sexually abusing young girls he was supposed to be treating.

The sentencing in the last of three criminal trial marks the end to weeks of powerful statements from victims of Nassar who addressed him in court.

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The former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University physician had pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Eaton County.

He’d already been sentenced for abusing women in Ingham County and also for possessing child porn.

About 200 of his victims faced Nassar during the court proceedings.

A distraught father even lunged at him.

Before sentencing him to a term the judge promised would “consume the rest of his life,” Nassar read an apology.

It’s impossible to convey the depth and breadth of how sorry I am to each and every one involved. The visions of your testimonies will forever be present in my thoughts,” Nassar said.

The case has led to the resignation of top officials at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University and an investigation by Michigan’s Attorney General.  

 

Here’s Larry Nassar’s statement to victims just prior to receiving up to 125 years in prison for sexual assault:

Image credit: Michigan Legislature

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Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

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