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Larry Nassar case: USA Gymnastics doctor 'abused 265 girls'

January 31, 2018 4:13 pm

The number of known sexual abuse victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has grown to 265, a Michigan judge has said.

At least 65 victims are set to confront Nassar, 54, in court this week in the last of three sentencing hearings, prosecutors say.

He was sentenced last week to 40 to 175 years in prison after nearly 160 women testified that he had molested them.

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He was earlier sentenced to 60 years’ prison for having child abuse images.

Wednesday’s hearing is to sentence Nassar for molesting patients in the back room of Twistars gymnastics club in Dimondale, Michigan.

He pleaded guilty in November to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct against girls for whom he was supposed to be providing medical care.
At least one of the sexual assaults included a victim younger than 13. Two of the victims were abused at 15 or 16 years old.

Judge Janice Cunningham told the small court in Michigan: "We have over 265 identified victims and an infinite number of victims in the state, in the country, and all over the world.

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