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Nassar Sentenced for Final Time: 40 to 125 Years in Prison

Nassar Sentenced for Final Time: 40 to 125 Years in Prison
Larry Nassar (AP)

Monday, 05 February 2018 10:21 AM

Former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison, marking his final criminal punishment in a sex abuse scandal that has roiled Michigan State University and major U.S. sports associations.

A judge sentenced Nassar on Monday morning in a case out of Eaton County, Michigan. The case centers on sexual assaults at Twistars, a gym for elite gymnasts.

But more than 260 women and girls say Nassar sexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment. Some of the women say the abuse occurred decades ago.

The 54-year-old Nassar has admitted that he molested girls and young women during his time also working at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

Nassar was sentenced earlier this month to 40 to 175 years in prison in a separate Michigan case. He also was previously sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes.

Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis used a portion of her closing argument Monday at Nassar's sentencing hearing to speak about people questioning parents' role in not detecting Nassar's sexual assaults under the guise of medical treatment.

She says victim shaming and parent shaming "must stop." She says Nassar was believed by authorities for years and "each time he got away, he was empowered to continue and perfect his abuse."

She asked the judge to sentence Nassar to 40 to 125 years in prison. He already is guaranteed to spend life in prison under other sentences.

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Former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison, marking his final criminal punishment in a sex abuse scandal that has roiled Michigan State University and major U.S. sports associations. A judge sentenced Nassar on Monday morning in a case...
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