Disgraced USA Gymnastics Doc Sentenced Up To 175 Years For Abuse

As his victims wept in a Michigan courtroom on Wednesday, disgraced long-time USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for abusing young female gymnasts who were entrusted to his care.

The sentence, which is part of a plea deal in which Nassar admitted to 10 s§x assault charges in two Michigan counties, comes on top of a 60-year federal sentence Nassar, 54, also faces for child pornography crimes he pleaded guilty to last year.

In a statement before being sentenced, Nassar apologized to the victims, saying "There are no words that can express the depth and breadth of how sorry I am." Afterward, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina read a letter Nassar had written to the court objecting to the length of the sentencing hearing. In issuing her sentence, Aquilina told Nassar, "I just signed your death warrant."

The hearing in Lansing, Mich. — which began last Tuesday and was expected to feature 88 victim's statements and take four days — ultimately spanned seven days as dozens more girls and women came forward to confront Nassar.

From Washington Post

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