40-125 years for Nassar in final sex abuse sentence

Posted February 07, 2018

Nassar, a former doctor with Team USA Gymnastics, was sentenced to another 40 to 125 years in prison by a MI judge Monday.

A judge in Eaton Country, Michigan sentenced Nassar to 40 to 125 more years in prison for sexually assaulting and molesting hundreds of female gymnasts.

Nassar already faced a lifetime behind bars for two prior sentences after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting women and girls in his role as a high-profile sports medicine doctor at USA Gymnastics and at a Michigan State University (MSU) clinic. 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. After serving that sentence, he'll spend 40 to 175 years in prison for his crimes in Ingham and Eaton County.

Before his sentencing, Nassar offered one final apology to his victims, reciting with no emotion what sounded like the same statement he read in Ingham County Circuit Court on January 24.

Dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit with shackles around his waist, he read from note cards and said that the victim statements given in court had "impacted me to my innermost core".

ESPN's Outside the Lines published a report detailing a culture of administrators enabling physical and sexual abuse at Michigan State, which stretched pass Nassar and implicated the school's football and men's basketball programs.

Pedophile Team USA doctor Larry Nassar has been jailed for another 40 to 125 years.

She said people are taught to trust doctors above all, especially those who appear to be world-class. Directors at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, where Nassar was a faculty member, have stepped down in response to the scandal.

"I am not convinced", Cunningham told Nassar.

Grining said it's important to not let one bad apple like Nassar ruin the sport for those who are still interested in gymnastics. Forsyth, a retired county prosecutor, was appointed to investigate Michigan State by Attorney General Bill Schuette. "Because, sir, you do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again", Aquilina said at the previous sentencing.

Scores of women and girls, including Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, told the Lansing courtroom about the abuse they say they suffered. "It's impossible to convey the depth and breadth of how sorry I am to each and everyone involved".

He admitted abusing youngsters who sought treatment at Twistars, a gymnastics club run by a 2012 U.S. Olympic coach.

An investigation is also underway into the response of the US Olympic Committee to its knowledge of the allegations against Nassar.