Judge Admonishes Gymnastics Doctor, Hands Him 60 Years

Larry Nassar still has more sentencing to go
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2017 12:49 PM CST
Judge Admonishes Gymnastics Doctor, Hands Him 60 Years
In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Larry Nassar's downfall is not yet entirely complete, but it's pretty close. A judge on Thursday sentenced the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor to 60 years in prison on child porn charges. Next month he'll learn how much time he'll have to serve for the 10 sexual assault charges he pleaded guilty to; he faces up to life, reports the Lansing State Journal. US District Judge Janet Neff said Nassar wouldn't begin serving the 60 years until the sexual assault sentences are finished, essentially guaranteeing the 57-year-old "will never be free again," reports the AP.

Neff had harsh words for Nassar, who she said "should never again have access to children. You have to wonder whether he felt he was omnipotent, whether he felt he was getting away with something so cleverly. I am a mom of two daughters. I cannot imagine that kind of situation." Nassar—who Olympians Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, and Gabby Douglas say molested them—also faces suits from more than 100 women and girls. (More Larry Nassar stories.)

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