Larry Nassar, the former USA gymnastics doctor, had his day in court today, and the sentencing was not lenient. The judge overseeing the trial sentenced him to life in prison, 175 years to be exact.
The disgraced doctor, 54, appeared in a court in Michigan on the 24th of January and more than 150 people delivered testimonies and impact statements detailing Nassar’s abuse and manipulation.
Before Nassar’s sentencing, he spoke out in court and said their words had a “significant emotional effect” on him. However, his feelings pale in comparison to the emotional destruction he caused in the victims.
Larry’s victims, who were mostly minors at the time of the abuse, said they confided in him as their doctor and he took advantage of that trust and abused them in return. They were scared to speak out.
Some of the women who suffered at the hand of Nassar were Jordyn Weber, McKayla Maroney, and Aly Raisman. The 23-year-old, Raisman, said the women who stand up in court to fight him are “now a force,” and he is “nothing.”
She said, “the tables have turned, Larry.”
Last week, Larry complained that listening to his victim’s impact statements was too harsh, and the judge said: “nothing is as harsh as what your victims endured for thousands of hours at your hands.” Back in July of 2017, Nassar pleaded guilty to federal child pornography crimes and received sixty years in prison.
In addition to that sentence, he pleaded guilty in November to molesting seven girls, and three of them were under 13-years-old. Furthermore, Larry will face three other convictions of assault in Eaton County, Michigan.