Larry Nassar Handed His Final Sentence

Given 40 to 125 years in prison over Twistars abuse
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 5, 2018 9:45 AM CST
Larry Nassar Handed His Final Sentence
Larry Nassar listens as Rachael Denhollander gives her victim impact statement on Friday in Eaton County Circuit Court, the second and final day of victim impact statements in Judge Janice Cunningham's courtroom in Charlotte, Mich.   (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Larry Nassar was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years behind bars for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center. He had pleaded guilty to penetrating girls with ungloved hands when they sought treatment for injuries at Twistars, a gymnastics club that was run by a 2012 US Olympic coach, reports the AP. Nassar already has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in another county, and MLive reports those sentences will run concurrently. He was also handed a 60-year federal term for child pornography crimes, and the Lansing State Journal reports that sentence must be completed before he can begin serving the state sentences.

In his final sentencing, Eaton County Circuit Court Judge Janice Cunningham had this to say to Nassar: "Clearly you're in denial. You don't get it, and I do not believe there's a likelihood that you could be reformed." The Detroit Free Press looks at the federal prisons where he might end up, and speaks with an expert who explains why his safety once there is far from assured.

(More Larry Nassar stories.)

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