Nassar sentenced to 175 years for molesting Olympic gymnasts and young women


LANSING, Mich. — Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison, for his years of molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young women.

"I've just signed your death warrant," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said.

The judge took time beforehand to carefully, methodically lambaste Nassar and his so-called "treatments" and said he has not yet owned up to his conduct.

"You do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again," she said.

He found competitive gymnastics to be a “perfect place” for his crimes because victims saw him as a “god” in the sport, a prosecutor said Wednesday, shortly before the former doctor was sentenced.

“It takes some kind of sick perversion to not only assault a child but to do so with her parent in the room,” prosecutor Angela Povilaitis said. “To do so while a lineup of eager young gymnasts waited.”

She described the “breadth and ripple” of Nassar’s sexual abuse as “nearly infinite.”

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