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PHOTOS: Emotions and accusations continue to rise in Day 6 of Nassar sentencing

Jan 23, 2018

Larry Nassar's sentencing stretched into a full week Tuesday, with around 150 women and girls giving emotional statements and more to come.

Adding to the fallout from the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal continues, many survivors used their victim impact statements to detail the abuse they suffered while Nassar was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics.

"Larry, you were the only one I trusted," said former national champion Mattie Larson. "In the end, you turned out to be the most horrible monster of all."

Larson described horrific abuse caused by Nassar at Karolyi Ranch, the gym that USAG cut ties with last week. In one incident, she purposefully banged her head against a bathtub in order to avoid the gym.

And of Michigan State University, she added, "If the right thing was done 20 years ago, I should never have met this poor excuse for a man.... MSU investigated Nassar in 2014. President Simon, you didn't call. You let him go to the ranch.... There, he molested my friends."

Listen to how she felt after giving her statement:

More photos and statements from Tuesday:  

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Isabelle Hutchins brought a box of things that Nassar had given her throughout her life, including a letter he wrote her. "Dear Izzy," she read, "I'm so proud of you for having such a great season this year. .. love you girl, Larry."

Hutchins threw away the box of gifts after her statement.

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Anne Swinehart's daughter Jillian was a victim of Nassar's. Swinehart asked the public not to shame or judge parents who didn't know their daughters were being abused. 

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Emily Morales' mother spoke anonymously Monday, but Emily requested to speak to Nassar after hearing the other survivors. 

"You used your power to get close to me," Morales said. "You were not just a doctor, you were a trusted friend." She then asked Nassar to apologize to her.

"I'm sorry," he quietly replied.

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Anna Dayton is comforted by her parents after giving her statement. "I'm here to take back my power and relinquish yours," Dayton said after describing her abuse.

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Christina Barba met Larry Nassar when she was nine years old when she broke her toe. She went on to become a physical therapist and worked with Nassar.

Barba said she didn't admit to herself that she had been abused until last week.

"I'm here because I and every women that says #MeToo need to know the shame rests on our abusers not ourselves."