40-125 years for Nassar in final sex abuse sentence

Casey Dawson
February 7, 2018

After the sentencing, Rachael Denhollander spoke to the media.

The school's governing board last week unanimously approved Engler as a temporary replacement for Lou Anna Simon, who resigned last month.

A number of his victims said they felt violated during the procedure and complained to coaches, trainers or even police.

The scandal also rocked Michigan State, which has been accused of repeatedly missing opportunities to stop Nassar, who had a campus office and was a revered figure in sports medicine.

Engler says "no internal candidates will be considered" for the job.

But he also had a very dark side, sexually assaulting 265 known victims over two decades.

The Times reported the videos showed Nassar kneading the legs of girls before moving his hands under a towel with ungloved hands between the girl's legs. Here is what he had to say, according to USA Today.

Jessica Thomashow said she was "excited" to first meet Larry Nassar.

This Eaton County sentence will run concurrently with the 40-to-175-year sentence in Ingham County, Michigan. Shortly after that announcement, however, he was suspended by USA Gymnastics. Nassar's punishment will go far beyond sentencing.

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This time the focus is on abuse that happened at the elite Twistars gymnastics club in MI where Nassar offered treatments. The case focused on sexual assaults at Twistars, a gym for elite gymnasts in Eaton County, Michigan.

Before issuing the punishment, Michigan Judge Janice Cunningham told the 54-year-old Nassar that there was no evidence that he could ever be reformed.

The former sports doctor whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women upended the gymnastics world was sentenced today to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years for molesting young athletes at an elite MI training center.

"I've just signed your death warrant", Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said as she delivered the sentence.

With a stellar reputation as the doctor to Olympic champions, Nassar evaded scrutiny several times since the late 1990s by insisting his abuse was in fact cutting-edge treatment that was misunderstood by some patients.

All throughout last week, Nassar faced dozens of his alleged victims as they rallied together to list off the traumatizing abuse they endured while in the ex-doctor's care. He received three prison sentences totaling at least 140 years.

He was previously sentenced to 60 years in prison following his conviction on child pornography crimes.

A prosecutor said the disgraced former sports doctor deserves the "blame and shame" for molesting girls, not their parents.

"I am not convinced that you truly understand that what you did was wrong and the devastating impact you've had on the victims, family and friends", she said. The earliest he could possibly be eligible for parole would be in 2117, when he would be almost 155-years-old. Nonetheless, she said, it's unacceptable to "combat assault with assault".

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