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Nassar sentenced to between 40 to 175 years in prison

Jan 24, 2018

Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced disgraced USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar to between 40 to 175 years in prison Wednesday.

"Sir, you do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again," Aquilina said before providing her sentence.

Nassar’s sentencing follows a week of 156 victim impact statements read by survivors of his decades-long sexual abuse under the disguise of medical treatment.

Over 169 statements were read in total.

(TIMELINE: A long history of abuse by Dr. Larry Nassar)

Just over a week ago, 88 women and girls announced they would give victim impact statements, but that number grew tremendously over the course of the past week.

Rachael Denhollander of Kalamazoo, who was 15 when she was abused by Nassar, was the first person to publicly accuse Nassar of sexually assaulting women and girls under the guise of medical treatment in 2016. She was the last of the 156 victims to provide an in-person testimony Wednesday. 

Prior to Wednesday’s sentencing, Nassar was sentenced in December to 60 years in prison for federal child pornography charges. In November, Nassar pleaded guilty to three charges of criminal sexual conduct in Eaton County. He has not yet received a sentence for these charges.