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Nassar sentenced to another 40 to 125 years for abuse of gymnasts

08 February 2018

"You are a doctor".

"I agree that now is a time of healing, but it may take them a lifetime of healing while you spend your lifetime behind bars thinking about what you did in taking away their childhood".

Former USA Gymnastics doctor and convicted sex offender Larry Nassar has been sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison, following on from his earlier sentence of up to 175 years.

In December, Nassar, who had more than 37,000 images of child porn on electronic devices, was sentenced to 60 years in prison on three federal charges, the maximum penalty allowed.

Born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, 54-year-old Nassar graduated from University of Michigan with a degree in kinesiology in 1985. You are a doctor. You were the member of an Olympic team.

She continued: "You will be left to sit there with only the memories of destroying your own family". "And now the result will be spending the rest of your life in a small prison cell".

An astonishing 250-plus women and girls gave statements in two MI courtrooms over 10 days of proceedings. Dozens and dozens of Nassar's former patients are suing the institutions, demanding explanations for how a doctor now accused of molesting more than 260 women and girls did not face real consequences for decades.

"[Mr Geddert's] abuse was your fuel", Ms Lorencen told Mr Nassar during the hearing. He likely won't have an opportunity to serve either of them though, because the 54-year-old Nassar is also now serving a federal sentence of 60 years in child pornography charges.

The scandal surrounding Nassar has reverberated far beyond the sports world, sparking various investigations into why the U.S. Olympic Committee, sport governing body USA Gymnastics, and Michigan State University, where he also worked, failed to investigate complaints about him going back years.

The coach of the gold-medal-winning U.S. women's gymnastics team at the London Olympics in 2012 is under criminal investigation following accusations that came to light during the sexual assault case against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar.

"The breadth of the defendant's abuse and destruction is almost infinite", the prosecutor said.

Eaton County Circuit Judge Janice Cunningham saying the defendant's conduct robbed girls and women of one of the most important human qualities: trust. "It's impossible to convey the depth and breadth of how sorry I am to each and everyone involved". She says the office will not be commenting on the investigation or releasing any details at this time.

Boyce says she feels relief, as if a chapter in her life has ended.

"This now ends the criminal legal proceedings involving Larry Nassar".

Nassar sentenced to another 40 to 125 years for abuse of gymnasts