The criminal cases against Larry Nassar, the 54-year-old disgraced former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, have finally come to a close following nine days of victim impact statements being read in front of him in two separate Michigan courtrooms.
Following his most recent sentencing hearing in Eaton County, Nassar was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in state prison by Judge Janice Cunningham on three charges of sexually assaulting girls at Twistars Gymnastics Club in Dimondale, Michigan.
Nassar was already sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on three charges of child pornography this past December. Last month, he was sentenced to an additional 40 to 175 years in state prison by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in an Ingham County courtroom on seven sexual assault charges.
In all, more than 260 women have accused Nassar of sexual assaulting them since Rachael Denhollander broke her story of Nassar's sexual assault to the Indianapolis Star in September of 2016. Roughly 200 women delivered victim impact statements in Ingham County and Eaton County.
Most of these women have claimed that Nassar sexually assaulted them under the guise of medical treatment. For many of these women, of whom many are gymnasts, "treatment" by Nassar was mandatory.
"The words expressed by everyone that has spoken, including the parents, have impacted me to my inner-most core. With that being said, I understand and acknowledge that it pales in comparison to the pain, trauma and emotions that you all are feeling. It’s impossible to convey the depth and breadth of how sorry I am to each and every one involved. The visions of your testimonies will forever be present in my thoughts."
Here is what Judge Cunningham had to say to Nassar about his claim of remorse, according to NBC News.
"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, families and friends. Clearly you are in denial, you don't get it, and I do not believe there is a likelihood you could be reformed."
It is not yet known when Nassar will be leaving the Eaton County jail he has stayed in since Wednesday, January 24 when he was sentencing to 40 to 175 years in state prison in Ingham County, and it is also not yet known where he will be going, as that information cannot be released until he leaves the jail he is currently being held in.Published 06 Feb 2018, 09:07 IST