USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison, according to Fox News.
“I just signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told him. “You don’t deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again.”
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Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting seven people in the Lansing area and had already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography crimes. His is scheduled to be sentenced next week on other assault convictions in Eaton County, Mich.
Aquilina said Nassar’s “decision to assault was precise, calculated, manipulative, devious, despicable.”
“It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again. You have done nothing to control those urges and anywhere you walk, destruction will occur to those most vulnerable,” she said.
The courtroom broke into applause as the hearing ended.
Prior to his sentencing, Nassar told his victims that their testimonies had “shaken him to his core.”
“I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days,” Nassar said.
His accusers, which included U.S. Olympic gymnasts Mckayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, said Nassar would use his ungloved hands to touch them inappropriately while they were on a table seeking help for various injuries.
"As much as it was my honor and privilege to hear the sister survivors, it is my honor and privilege to sentence you." Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has sentenced Larry Nassar up to 175 years in prison. pic.twitter.com/BDX7LQDCLm
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) January 24, 2018
“This is what it looks like when the adults in authority do not respond properly to disclosures of sexual assault.” One of the first women to publicly accuse #LarryNassar gives last impact statement before sentencing. pic.twitter.com/BKsqFVDwOS
— AP Central U.S. (@APCentralRegion) January 24, 2018
"I just signed your death warrant."
Watch Judge Rosemarie Aquilinia hand down her sentence to Larry Nassar. pic.twitter.com/fPd7MPc7cP
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 24, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 24, 2018
American gymnastics is no longer a sport. It's a conspiracy of pedophiles and their enablers. And every coward who enabled serial abuser Larry Nassar deserves to pay. (by @CharlesPPierce) https://t.co/37EneC3luG
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 24, 2018