Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

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

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

Former US Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison for three counts of sexual assault at a MI gymnastics centre, in addition to a sentence of 40 to 175 years already handed down for molesting a horrific number of former patients.

Disgraced former Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was given to a further 40-to-125-year sentence on Monday, bringing the criminal proceedings against the convicted child molester to a conclusion. He pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County in MI and was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison two weeks ago.

He also was previously sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes. The sentence calls for Nassar to serve a minimum of 40 years in prison.

"The words expressed by everyone that has spoken, including the parents, have impacted me to my inner-most core", he said, according to The Lansing State Journal.

"Clearly you are in denial". You don't get it, " she added. Nassar continued to treat, and assault, patients at a Michigan State clinic until August 2016, when another victim filed a complaint with Michigan State police and told her story to the Indianapolis Star. He disguised his digital penetration of victims as "intravaginal adjustment", a legitimate treatment sometimes used to relieve pain.

The incident occurred during the third and final sentencing hearing for Nassar on sexual abuse charges.

In response to the story, the Times says the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a statement saying that the sexual exploitation of children "is an especially heinous crime" and that "the safety and well-being of our youth is a top priority for the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

The event honored five Nassar survivors: Olympic medalists Jordyn Wieber and Jamie Dantzscher, fellow UCLA alumni Mattie Larson and Jeanette Antolin, and University of Oklahoma sophomore Maggie Nichols.

Last Friday Randall Margraves, whose three daughters were abused by Nassar, lunged at the medic in the Eaton County Courtroom and branded him a "demon bastard".

The fallout has already been widespread with the entire board of USA Gymnastics and the President of Michigan State already resigning.

Nassar will spend the rest of his life in prison, but his habitual abuse, which dates back to the 1990s, has also rocked both USA Gymnastics and Michigan State.

"It is unfathomable to think about the number of victims that would have been spared had authorities acted upon the complains received years ago", Judge Cunningham said on Monday. Per WILX, in delivering her sentence Cunningham said that she wanted it to send a message and that "you took an oath to do no harm-and you harmed over 256 women".

The school has expressed sympathy for the victims and vowed to cooperate with an investigation by the MI attorney general's office.

Povilatis highlighted two thing she says she took away from this sentencing hearing.

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