Ex-gymnastics doc sentenced to another 40-125 years
CHICAGO- Agence France-Presse
Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually abused hundreds of girls and young women for decades under the guise of medical treatment, was sentenced on Feb. 5 to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison.
Nassar already faced a lifetime behind bars for two prior sentences after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting women and girls in his role as a high-profile sports medicine doctor at USA Gymnastics and at a Michigan State University (MSU) clinic.
“This now ends the criminal legal proceedings involving Larry Nassar. I realize that it does not end the emotional and physical suffering he has caused,” Judge Janice Cunningham said in a Charlotte, Michigan courtroom after imposing the maximum sentence under a plea agreement.T
he 54-year-old is accused by more than 265 women -- including Olympians, gymnasts, and collegiate athletes -- of molesting them over a more than two-decade career.
He had previously been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography possession charges in December, and up to 175 years in prison on sexual abuse charges in January.
The last of the three sentences was handed down on Feb. 5 over abuse Nassar committed at the Twistars gymnastics training center in Michigan. Nassar addressed the court in a brief statement lasting less than a minute, offering an apology similar to the one he offered at the January sentencing.