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Ex-USA Gymnastics doc gets up to 125 more years in jail

07 February 2018

Judge Janice Cunningham sentenced Larry Nassar to 40 to 125 years Monday morning, for the three counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct he pleaded guilty to in Eaton County.

Nassar has been sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison in Eaton County.

Nassar apologized in court Monday, saying that hearing the victim impact testimonies from almost 200 woman and girls he sexually abused during his years as a doctor for Michigan State and USA Gymnastics "impacted me to my innermost core".

The case against Nassar has sparked investigations into how US Olympic officials, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, where Nassar also worked, failed to investigate complaints about him going back years.

The 54-year-old is accused by some 265 women - including Olympians, gymnasts and collegiate athletes - of sexually abusing them over a more than two-decade career. He had already been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges.

This sentencing closes weeks of courageous and heartbreaking victim impact statements from Nassar's victims and their families.

Nassar, who complained about hearing testimony in his last sentencing, said hearing the accounts "have impacted me to my innermost core".

The worst sex-abuse case in sports history has ended with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar.

Its longtime president, Lou Anna Simon, resigned last month, and the board of trustees voted unanimously to name John Engler, the former governor of MI, as its interim president. According to ESPN, he would not be eligible for parole until the year 2117.

She said people are taught to trust doctors above all, especially those who appear to be world-class. He earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology in 1985 from the University of Michigan and earned his medical degree from Michigan State University in 1993.

Nassar's crimes have had significant repercussions at Michigan State, USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic Committee and Twistars.

"I never got a phone call from the police or the FBI", Gina Nichols, the mother of one of Nassar's victims told the Times. They said their other sister also had been molested by Nassar.

Numerous speakers in court during the past several weeks used their time to demand accountability from the people and institutions they say could have stopped Nassar sooner.

He admitted abusing youngsters who sought treatment at Twistars, a gymnastics club run by a 2012 U.S. Olympic coach. Shortly after that announcement, however, he was suspended by USA Gymnastics. Larissa Boyce, a former youth gymnast, says she told Michigan State coach Kathie Klages in 1997 that Nassar had touched her inappropriately.

Ex-USA Gymnastics doc gets up to 125 more years in jail