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Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

Larry Nassar listens as lead prosecutor Angela Povilaitis makes her closing statements Monday the third and final day of sentencing in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich., where Nassar will be sentenced on three counts of sexual assault.

Nassar was sentenced last month in Michigan's Ingham County to sexually abusing female athletes under the guise of medical treatment, and will receive a further sentence on Monday in neighbouring Eaton County.

Nassar spent the past several weeks in MI courtrooms listening to some of the hundreds of women who said he sexually abused them over the past 25 years.

Monday's sentence in Eaton County stems from sexual abuse that occurred at Twistars Gym, where Nassar was a fixture for years, preying on budding gymnasts with his reputation as a healer who could get any injured athlete competition-ready.

More than 260 women and girls say they were assaulted by Nassar, including 2012 Olympic teammates Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber and McKayla Maroney.

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

"The words expressed by everyone that has spoken, including the parents, have impacted me to my innermost core".

"I am not convinced you truly understand what you did was wrong and the devastating impact you've had on victims, their family and friends", she said.

Rachael Denhollander, who filed a police report after reading a 2016 Indianapolis Star investigation into USA Gymnastics, said more work remains to be done, even after Nassar is sent away.

Judge Janice Cunningham sentenced Nassar yesterday to between 40 and 125 years in prison.

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

According to the New York Times, the Federal Bureau of Investigations approached Nassar's case "with little evident urgency", and that the inquiry wound up taking over a year.

"I think that the way that my investigation was handled was not in a way to bring out the truth, but instead it was performed in a way to hide and protect a pedophile", Thomashow said. Various high-ranking officials at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State have resigned in recent weeks as a result of the scandal.

Mary Chartier, Detroit Free Press : "I believe in the Constitution, which is why I support Shannon Smith, the attorney who was criticized for doing her job in the Nassar case".

On Saturday, the New York Times reported that between July 2015, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry into the allegations, and September 2016, when the Indianapolis Star published its findings, at least 40 women and girls had said Nassar molested them.

"These places need to be more transparent so that this can never, ever happen again, anywhere", Boyce said.

Michigan State has hired Bill Beekman to be the school's interim athletic director.

The testimonies come after more than 150 young women, including Thomashow, gave gut-wrenching accounts of Nassar's abuse in nearby Ingham County.

Nassar told the court: "It's impossible to convey the breadth and depth of how sorry I am to each and every one".

The 54-year-old Nassar pleaded guilty to penetrating girls with his hands when they sought treatment for injuries at Twistars, a gymnastics club.

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