Larry Nassar Sentenced To Up To 125 Years Additional Prison Time

Posted February 08, 2018

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

"They have put institutional protectionism ahead and above the souls of little children", she said.

Cunningham said society definitely needs to be protected from Nassar.

"I think this is first of all a question you have to ask to the USOC", Bach said.

Rachael Denhollander said after Monday's sentencing that victims "wouldn't be here had the adults and authorities done what they should have done 20 years ago".

A contrite Larry Nassar, looking like a beaten man, told a judge Monday that hearing survivors of his abuse in two courts during the past three weeks had "impacted me to my innermost core".

Geddert, the USA women's gymnastics coach for the gold medal-winning 2012 Olympic team, ran Twistars Gymnastics Club in Dimondale, Mich., where Nassar volunteered. "It spans the country and the world". "I do not believe there is a likelihood you could be reformed".

Almost 200 girls and women - ranging from accomplished Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman to a 12-year-old poet named Amanda on Friday - spoke out in person or in statements at the Ingham County and Eaton County courts about how Nassar's sexual abuse changed their lives. The case centers on sexual assaults at Twistars, a gym for elite gymnasts.

While it's more than safe to say that Nassar will never set foot outside prison walls again, other people and entities have yet to be held accountable within his trail of abuse. Overall, he is accused of molesting an estimated 265 young women and girls during his two-decade career. The sentence was the third in as many months for Nassar, the once-renowned doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.

Judge Janice Cunningham sentenced Nassar to a minimum of 40 years and a maximum of 125 years for his crimes in Eaton County. Sheriff's deputies tackled him before he reached the former doctor.

Rachael Denhollander was one of the first to come forward about Nassar's abuse when she told her story to the IndyStar in September of 2016.

She called the victims "superheroes for all of America, because this is an epidemic".

She asked the judge to sentence Nassar to 40 to 125 years in prison. Investigations into the disgraced doctor's misconduct will go on long after he's locked up in a federal prison.

During Nassar's sentencing hearing, some victims complained that Geddert was physically abusive, created an ultra-competitive atmosphere, was indifferent to injuries and rarely offered gymnasts any choice to see a different doctor.

He read a brief statement before the sentence was handed down, saying he was sorry for the pain he had caused, but Cunningham was not moved.