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Larry Nassar jailed for another 40 to 125 years

February 5, 2018 4:12 pm

Disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar has been jailed for another 40 to 125 years for molesting young gymnasts.

Nassar already faced a lifetime in jail for two prior sentences for sexually abusing girls at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.

The judge said while it ends Nassar’s criminal legal proceedings, “it does not end the emotional and physical suffering he has caused”.

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The number of women who accuse Nassar of abuse has grown to more than 265.

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With Monday’s sentence, Nassar has now been given at least 300 years in jail for his crimes.

He was sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges in December and received up to 175 years in jail on sexual abuse charges in January.

This case, which regarded abuse at the Twistars gymnastics training centre, follows weeks of emotional testimony from scores of young athletes.

More than 200 women in total have delivered impact statements on his abuse in both hearings.

“It’s impossible to convey the depth and breadth of how sorry I am to each and every one involved,” Nassar said in an apology on Monday.

“The visions of your testimony will forever be present in my thoughts.”

But Judge Janice Cunningham dismissed his remarks, saying: “I am not convinced that you truly understand that what you did was wrong, and the devastating impact that you have had on the victims, their families and friends.”

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